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Freedom Or Death.

 

General


Population: 10,760,136 (2011)
Land Area: 131,940 sq km
Natural Resources: Lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble, salt, hydro power potential
Capital: Athens
Political System: Parliamentary Republic
State Leader: Karolos Papoulias (2005)
Head of Government: George Papandreou (2009)
Languages: Greek
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Major Religions: Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, Other 0.7%
Major Ethnicities: Greek 93%, Other 7%
Life Expectancy: 79.92 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 302 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 321.7 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 30,200 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: -4.8% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 4%, Industry 17.6%, Services 78.5% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 12.4%, Industry 22.4%, Services 65.1% (2005)
Industries: Tourism, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, metal products; mining, petroleum
Agriculture Products: Wheat, corn, barley, sugar beets, olives, tomatoes, wine, tobacco, potatoes; beef, dairy products
Human Development Index: 0.861 (29th)
Tourism Revenue: 12.809 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 12% (2010)

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Army Size: 163 850 (2004)
Budget: 4.3% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Greece is located in South Eastern Europe. Greece is bordered by Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Greece is a well-developed country, with a high GDP per capita. A large portion of Greece's GDP comes from tourism, with around 19 million tourists per year. Greece is currently in the midst of a major sovereign debt crisis, that is having international consequences as confidence surrounding a global recovery from the recent recession is being shook. Greece faces negative growth for several years to come, until the government gets the budget under control.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Greece
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Greece
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/GRC.html

Updated on: December 18, 2011