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European country popular for its civilization, culture and olympic games

  • Greece is also known as Hellas or Hellas Republic.
  • 80% of Greece is in mountains. Mount Olympus is the highest point.
  • Greece is the first advanced early civilization in Europe.
  • Census in Greece does not ask about religion information of its citizens.
  • Western Culture is considered to have been born in Ancient Greece.
  • Hellenic Republic is the official name of Greece.
  • Voting is compulsary for every citizen over 18 years.
  • 7% of all the marble produced in the world comes from Greece.
  • It is the third largest producer of olives. Some olives trees planted in the 13th century are still producing olives.
  • Nearly 80% of Greece is mountainous.
  • In the 1950s, only about 30% of Greek adults could read and write. Now, the literacy rate is more than 95%.
  • Greece has more archaeological museums than any other country in the world.
  • Football is their national sport.
  • Greeks would sacrifice one hundred bulls to Zeus during each Olympics.
  • Greek workers get at least one month of paid vacation every year.
  • Lucas Papademos is its Prime Minister.
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