Greece Facts

Discover the wonders of Greece!

Flag of Greece
National Flag of Greece

Interesting facts about Greece

  • Official Name: Hellenic Republic
  • Form of Government: Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
  • GDP: 218 billion USD (2018)
  • Capital: Athens
  • Population: 10.72 million (2019)
  • Official Languages: Greek
  • Currency: Euro
  • Timezone: GMT+3
  • Area: 131,957 km²
  • Dialing Code: +30
  • Major Mountain Ranges: Acarnanian,Antichasia,Aroania,Askio,Chasia
  • Major Rivers: Maritsa,Struma,Vardar,Haliacmon
  • Continent: Europe
  • Border Countries: Bordered to the north by Albania, North Macedonia and Bulgaria; to the east by Turkey, and is surrounded to the east by the Aegean Sea, to the south by the Cretan and the Libyan Seas, and to the west by the Ionian Sea which separates Greece from Italy.

Map of Greece

National Symbols of Greece

  • National Bird: Little owl
  • National Flower: Acanthus mollis
  • National Animal: Dolphin
  • National Tree: Olive
  • National Fruit : Olive