Welcome to Greece
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Flag Description
nine equal horizontal stripes of blue alternating with white; a blue square bearing a white cross appears in the upper hoist-side corner; the cross symbolizes Greek Orthodoxy, the established religion of the country; there is no agreed upon meaning for the nine stripes or for the colors; the exact shade of blue has never been set by law and has varied from a light to a dark blue over time

Independence / Republic Days
Independence Declared 1 January 1822, at the First National Assembly
- Recognized 3 February 1830, in the London Protocol


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Calling code

Euro (€)2 (EUR)

Geographic Coordinates
37°58'N 23°43'E

Official languages

Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey

Geographic coordinates
39 00 N, 22 00 E

Map references

total: 131,957 sq km
country comparison to the world: 97
land: 130,647 sq km
water: 1,310 sq km

Area - comparative
Area comparison map:

13,676 km

Maritime claims
territorial sea: 12 nm
continental shelf: 200 m depth or to the depth of exploitation

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
highest point: Mount Olympus 2,917 m

noun: Greek(s)
adjective: Greek

Greek (official) 99%, other (includes English and French) 1%

National symbol(s)
Greek cross (white cross on blue field; arms equal length)

National anthem
name: "Ymnos eis tin Eleftherian" (Hymn to Liberty)

National Anthem lyrics/music
Dionysios SOLOMOS/Nikolaos MANTZAROS
note: adopted 1864; the anthem is based on a 158 verse poem by the same name, which was inspired by the Greek Revolution of 1821 against the Ottomans; Cyprus also uses "Hymn to Liberty" as its anthem

revenues: $106.2 billion
expenditures: $116 billion (2013 est.)

Taxes and other revenues
43.7% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 24

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