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Hellenic Republic
Ελληνική Δημοκρατία
Ellīnikī́ Dīmokratía  (Greek)
Flag of Greece
Coat of arms of Greece
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: «Ελευθερία ή Θάνατος» (traditional)
"Freedom or Death"
Location of  Greece  (dark green)– in Europe  (green & dark grey)– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Greece  (dark green)

– in Europe  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]

and largest city
37°58′N 23°43′E / 37.967°N 23.717°E / 37.967; 23.717
Official language
and national language
Religion Eastern Orthodoxy
Government Unitary parliamentary
constitutional republic
• President
Prokopis Pavlopoulos
Alexis Tsipras
Nikos Voutsis
Legislature Hellenic Parliament
Formation of the Republic
25 March 1821 (traditional starting date of the Greek War of Independence), 15 January 1822 (official declaration in the First National Assembly at Epidaurus)
3 February 1830
11 June 1975
• Total
131,957 km2 (50,949 sq mi) (97th)
• Water (%)
• 2015 estimate
• 2011 census
10,816,286 (80th)
• Density
82/km2 (212.4/sq mi) (120th)
GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate
• Total
$304.933 billion (55th)
• Per capita
$28,201 (47th)
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
• Total
$204.941 billion (45th)
• Per capita
$18,953 (38th)
Gini (2015)  34.2
HDI (2014) Increase 0.865
very high · 29th
Currency Euro () (EUR)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
• Summer (DST)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drives on the right
Calling code +30
ISO 3166 code GR
Internet TLD .gra
  1. The .eu domain is also used, as in other European Union member states.

– in Europe  (green & dark grey)
– in the European Union  (green)  –  [Legend]

Greece (Greek: Ελλάδα, About this sound Elláda [eˈlaða]), officially the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Ellīnikī́ Dīmokratía [eliniˈci ðimokraˈti.a]), historically also known as Hellas (Ancient Greek: Ἑλλάς Hellás [heˈlas]), is a country in southeastern Europe. Greece's population is approximately 10.955 million as of 2015. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.


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