Monday, March 12, 2007
The Hellenic Republic: Greece
A small nation, is has a pop. of some 11M.
Life expectancy: 79.2.
Athens, 3,247,000 (metro. area)
Monetary unit: Euro (formerly drachma)
Languages: Greek 99% (official), English, French
Ethnicity/race: Greek 98%, other 2%; note: the Greek government states there are no ethnic divisions in Greece
Religions: Greek Orthodox 98%, Islam 1%, other 1%
Literacy rate: 98% (2003 est.)
Economic summary: per capita $22,800.
Agriculture: wheat, corn, barley, sugar beets, olives, tomatoes, wine, tobacco, potatoes; beef, dairy products.
agriculture 12%, industry 20%, services 68% (2004 est.).
Industries: tourism, food and tobacco processing, textiles, chemicals, metal products; mining, petroleum.
Natural resources: lignite, petroleum, iron ore.
Exports: food and beverages, manufactured goods, petroleum products.
Imports: machinery, transport equipment, fuels, chemicals.
Major trading partners: Germany, Italy, UK, Bulgaria, U.S.