Key Facts and Figures

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Formal Name Hellenic Republic (Elliniki Dhimokratia)
Capital Athens
Main Cities Thessaloniki
Official Language Greek
Currency Euro (€). 1 Euro = 100 cents
Dialling Code +30
Emergency numbers 100, 199, 166  and 112
Time Zone UTC+2
Daylight Savings Time Last Sunday in March (clocks go forward by an hour) through to the last Sunday in October (clocks go back by an hour).
Units of Measure Metric System
Electricity 230 volts AC; frequency of 50 hertz
Government Parliamentary republic
Population 10,760,136 (July 2011 est.)
Climate Temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers
Land Surface 30,278 sq km
Coastline 130,647 sq km
Greek Flag Greek Flag


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