Greece Facts Capital: AthensGovernment Type: Parliamentary republicPopulation: 10,772,967Total Area: 50,949 Square Miles131,957 Square KilometersLocation: Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and TurkeyLanguage: Greek (official) 99% LanguagesGreek (official) 99%.   The Greek People   Friends and relatives usually hug and kiss when they greet one another. Otherwise, people shake hands. Young men often slap each other on the back or arm instead of shaking hands. Close friends and family members are called by their first names, but acquaintances and strangers are addressed by their title. Where to find more out about Greece Athens 2004 OlympicsDestination GreeceEnet Information ServicesGreece Portal SiteGreece Travel GuideOnline NewspapersPhantisThe Greek Frontpage


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