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Total Area: 131,957 sq.km. (50,880 sq.mi.)

Population: 1991 Census: 10,264,156 of whom 5,029,710 (49%) are male and 5,234,446 (51%) are female. (July 1994 estimate: 10,564,630)

Population Growth Rate: 0.84% (1994 est.)

Religion: Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%.

Languages: Greek (official), English and French widely understood.

Literacy: Total Population: 93%. Male: 98%. Female: 89%.

Government: Greece is an independent sovereign Republic with a presidential parliamentary government.

President of the Republic: Constantinos Stephanopoulos

Prime Minister: Costas Simitis

International Status: The Republic of Greece is a founding member of the United Nations Organization and UN agencies; member of the European Union (EU); member of the West European Union (WEU); member of NATO , Council for Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE); GATT, OECD, INTERPOL.

Economy: Greece has a mixed capitalist economy with the public sector comprising 60% of GDP, down from 70% in 1989.

National Product: purchasing power equivalent $93.2 billion (1993)

real growth 1% (1993)

per capita $8,900 (1993)

Inflation Rate: 9.5% (Dec. 1993-Nov. 1994)

Unemployment Rate: 9.5% (1993)


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