Location - Greece is located in the south-eastern part of Europe, taking up a total area
of 132,000 sq. kilometers. It is separated from the Middle East by the Mediterranean Sea and includes a large number
of islands. It's neighbors include Albania, Bulgaria and the Ex-Yugoslavia towards the north and Turkey to its east.
Population - 10,668,058
Language - Greek is the official language of Greece. There are also some speakers
of French and English found with in the country.
Religion - The Greek Orthodox Church claims about 98% of the population, Islam at 1%, and
another 1% with some other religion.
Economy - Greece has a capitalist economy based on tourism, banking and finance, shipping
and construction. Tourism is it's number one industry, with over 15 million visitors annually.
Politics - The President is the head of the government, a Unitary Multiparty Republic
with one legislative house, the Parliament, which is headed by the Prime Minister, whom has the real political power.