Greece: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-20.

General points to know about the country of Greece – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Athens (& largest city)

Population: 11 million (2016 estimate)

Language(s): Greek

President: Prokopis Pavlopoulos

Prime Minister: Alexis Tsipras

CurrencyEuro € (EUR)

Area: 131,957 km2 (50,949 mi2)131,957

Dialing Code: +30

Time Zone: Eastern European Time “EET” (UTC+2)
•   DST/Summer Time: Eastern European Summer Time “EEST” (UTC+3)

Demonym: Greek (what’s this?)

Endonym: Ελλάδα (Elláda)
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18 to purchase

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 15

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: Plug Types C / F (define)

Country Code (ISO): GR (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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