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FACTS &  FIGURES

 

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 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

Sources:
European Union Website, Hellenic Statistical Authority website
Hellenic Statistical Authority
TaxHeaven
CIA World Factbook
Discover Greece

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