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Location and Geography

Location: Southeastern Europe at the meeting point of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa.

Neighbors: Albania, FYRoM, Bulgaria, Turkey. Greece borders Bulgaria and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (Fyrom) to the north, Albania to the northwest and Turkey to the northeast. The western borders are formed by the Ionian Sea, the southern by the Mediterranean Sea and the eastern borders by the Aegean Sea.
Total Area: 131.957 km2

Coastline: 13,676 km length
Highest point: Mount, 2.917 meters above sea level

 

Politics

Political system: presidential parliamentary democracy

Prime Minister: Alexis Tsipras (2017)

Member of the European Communities (precursor to the European Union) since 1st January 1981

NATO member: since 1952

Schengen member:  since January 2000

Demography
Population:
 10. 783.748 million people (2016)

Population as a percentage of the General EU population: 2,1 % (2016)
Capital: Athens, Population of Athens: 664.046
Official Language: Greek. Everyone in the film business speaks English.

Economy
Currency:
 Euro. Part of the Eurozone since 1st January 2001
VAT: 24%

Workforce: 3.6 million people

GDP: 184,490 billion €

 

Other practical data

International dialing code: +30
Time zone: UTC +2 April – October

UTC +3 November- March

Electricity: 220 V/50 Hz. Plugs of type F
System of measures: metric

Measurement conversions:

1 mile = 1.609 kilometers (km)

1 foot = 30.48 centimeters (cm)

1 inch = 2.54 centimeters (cm)

1 gallon (US) = 3.79 liters (l)

1 gallon (UK) = 4.546 liters (l)

 

Emergency numbers

  • Ambulance service: 166
  • SOS doctors : 1016
  • Duty hospitals and clinics: 1434
  • Pharmacies: 1434
  • Poisoning first aid: 210 77 93 777
  • European emergency number: 112
  • Fire service: 199
  • Police: 100
  • Tourism Police: 171

 

* Source: European Union Website, Hellenic Statistical Authority website / Website Hellenic Statistical Authority / Tax Heaven / CIA World Factbook / Discover Greece.

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