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Countries : Greece :    


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Lodging in Greece        Map of Greece



   Capital   
Athens
  
   Population   
10,668,354 (July 2005 est.)
  
   Languages   
Greek (official),
  
   Independence   
1829
   Location   
Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey
  
   Area   
total: 131,940 sq km land: 130,800 sq km water: 1,140 sq km
  
   Land boundaries   
total: 1,228 km border countries: Albania 282 km, Bulgaria 494 km, Turkey 206 km, Macedonia 246 km
  
   Climate   
temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers


  
   Natural resources   
lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble, salt, hydropower potential
  
   Geography - note   
strategic location dominating the Aegean Sea and southern approach to Turkish Straits; a peninsular country, possessing an archipelago of about 2,000 islands
  
   Government type   
parliamentary republic; monarchy rejected by referendum 8 December 1974
  
   Currency - Currency code   
Euro (EUR)

  
   Internet country code:   
.gr
  
   Internet users:   
1,718,400 (2003)

   Weather in some cities   
WEATHER IN ATHENS
Weather in other cities of Greece


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