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Capital: Athens.
Area: 132000 sq. km.
Population: About 10 million people; among them about 1,4 million are the inhabitants of islands.
Admin. division: 51 nom and 1 special administrative district.
Language: The official language is Greek.
Currency:  €uro. There are banknotes with value of 5, 10, 20,  50, 100, 200 and 500 €uro.
Large cities:
Athens, Thessaloniki, Patras, Larissa, Heraklion, Volos, Rhodes.
Geographical position: The largest part of borders of Greece is the sea borders. The most western point of the country is the island of Corfu, the most southern - island of Crete, the most eastern - small island of Kastelorizo. Approximately the fifth part of the territory consists of the islands.
State system: According to the Constitution of 1975 Greece is the Presidential Parliamentary Republic. The head of the State is the President elected by parliament for 5 years. The Legislature belongs to the President and the one-chamber Parliament consisting of 300 deputies, elected for the period of 4 years general, direct and ballot. The Executive authority is carried out by the President and the government headed by the Prime Minister.
Climate: The climate in Greece is soft and mediterranean. The average temperature of January: 4 - 12 C°, July - 27-30 C°. The swimming season in Greece begins in the middle of May and comes to an end in the end of October. The average temperature of the sea in July is 26,5C°.
Miscellaneous: A trip to Greece will present unforgettable impressions to any tourist and will become an exclusive event in his life. Greece is a cradle of the West-European civilization and culture. Its history is five millenniums old. All here - large cities and small villages, uncountable islands and high mountains, each stone - everything is covered with time, legends and myths. Athens is the capital of Greece, it carries the name of the ancient Greek goddess of wisdom and knowledge. For all civilized world Athens are a symbol of freedom, democracy and art.


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