Capital: Athens

Population: 11,129,645 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Official Language: Greek

Unofficial Languages: English, French, and other minority languages

Main Religion: Christianity (Greek Orthodox)

Ethnic Groups: Greek, and other minorities

Largest Cities: Athens, Thessaloniki, Pátrai, Piraeus

Main Sport: Football, Athletics, Basketball

Political System: Parliamentary Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Epiphany (January 6)

Orthodox Ash Monday (March 14) 

Independence Day (March 25)

Orthodox Good Friday (March 29)

Labour Day (May 1)

Orthodox Easter Monday (May 2)

Orthodox Pentecost (June 19)

Orthodox Whit Monday (June 20)

Assumption Day (August 15)

Ochi Day (October 28)

Christmas Day (December 25-26)


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