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Greece(Hellas) is situated in Southeastern Europe, with an area of 131,957 and a population of 10,964,020.
Athens is the capital of Greece with a population of 3,192,606.
Local time is GMT +2 hours.
The Hellenic Republic is a Presidential Parliamentary Democracy.
President of the Hellenic Republic: Mr Karolos Papoulias.
Prime Minister: Mr  George Papandreou
Parliament:  Three hundred elected members with elections held every four years
Greece is a member state of E.U. since 1981.
The currency is euro.
COUNTRY NAME: Hellenic Republic
POPULATION: 10,647,529
RELIGIONS: Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%
LANGUAGES: Greek 99% (official), English, French
INDUSTRIES: tourism; food and tobacco processing, textiles; chemicals, metal products; mining, petroleum
EXPORT: food and beverages, manufactured goods, petroleum products, chemicals, textiles
IMPORT: machinery, transport equipment, fuels, chemicals
LEGAL SYSTEM: based on codified Roman law; judiciary divided into civil, criminal, and administrative courts
RADIO: AM 26, FM 88, shortwave 4 (1998)
TELEVISION Broadcast Stations: 36 (plus 1,341 low-power repeaters); also two stations in the US Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (1995)
FLAG: The flag of Greece nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white; there is a blue square in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a white cross; the cross symbolizes Greek Orthodoxy, the established religion of the country

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