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Official Name: Hellenic Republic
Size: 50,949 square miles (131,957 square kilometers); slightly smaller than Alabama
Population: 10,760,136 as of July 2011
Climate: Temperate; hot, dry summers; mild, wet winters
Official Language: Greek
Currency: The Euro
Agriculture: Wheat, corn, barley, sugar beets, olives, tomatoes, wine, tobacco, potatoes, beef, dairy
Industries: tourism, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, metal products, mining, petroleum
DID YOU KNOW?
Dolphins were once a common sight in the seas around Greece. The animals are featured in ancient art and on ancient coins and jewelry.
There are more than 2,000 Greek islands. Fewer than 200 are inhabited.
Greeks consume six gallons of olive oil per person each year.