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Atlas Greece

Country (long form)
Hellenic Republic
Capital
Athens
Total Area
50,942.32 sq mi
131,940.00 sq km
Population
10,601,527 (July 2000 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050
9,208,837
Languages
Greek 99% (official), English, French
Literacy
95.0% total, 98.0% male, 93% female (1991 est.)
Religions
Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%
Life Expectancy
75.89 male, 81.16 female (2000 est.)
Government Type
parliamentary republic
Currency
1 drachma (Dr) = 100 lepta
GDP (per capita)
$13,900 (1999 est.)
Labor Force (by occupation)
services 59.2%, agriculture 19.8%, industry 21% (1998)
Industry
tourism; food and tobacco processing, textiles; chemicals, metal products; mining, petroleum
Agriculture
wheat, corn, barley, sugar beets, olives, tomatoes, wine, tobacco, potatoes; beef, dairy products
Arable Land
19%
Exports
manufactured goods, food and beverages, fuels (1998)
Imports
manufactured goods, foodstuffs, fuels, chemicals (1998)
Natural Resources
bauxite, lignite, magnesite, petroleum, marble, hydropower
Current Environmental Issues
air pollution; water pollution
Telephones (main lines in use)
5.431 million (1997)
Telephones (mobile cellular)
328,500 (1997)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
23 (1999)