41 Interesting Facts About Greece

  1. The official name of Greece is "Hellenic Republic" and it situated in Europe continent.
  2. Greece is a member of the European Union (EU) from 1981.
  3. Greek language is the official language of Greece and other languages are English, German, French and Italian.
  4. Greece have the largest biodiversity in Europe which including 116 species of mammals, 240 species of bird, 59 species of reptiles, 18 species of amphibians and 107 species of fishes.
  5. The international border of Greece is meet up with four countries Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Republic of Macedonia.
  6. There about 3000 islands have situated but only 170 islands are inhabited.
  7. Greece got her independence on 25th March 1821 from Ottoman Empire of Egypt.
  8. Athens city is the largest city & capital of Greece and it's total population is about 5 lakhs which exhibited from 7000 years ago.
  9. The total area of Greece is about 131,957 km² and it ranked for 44th largest country in the world.
  10. Total population of Greece is about 1.9 crores and people's of Greece is known as Greek.
  11. 30% Greeks could read and write in 1950 but now there literacy rate is more than 95%.
  12. The National flag of Greece have two colour these are blue and white. Blue colour represent the sea which surrounds the Greece, white colour represent sea waves.
  13. Euro is the official currency of Greece and currently One USD equivalent to 0.92 Euro.
  14. The idiot word meanings was "a person who is not a politician" in ancient Greece.
  15. Mainly mathematics, science, and arts had developed in ancient Greece which till now we studied about Pythagoras formula, Euclidean concepts, and Archimedes's fluidity.
  16. In ancient Greece if anyone had thrown an apple over someone that means he loves her.
  17. There was not religion word in ancient Greece because they thought everyone are son/daughter of God.
  18. The School word comes from the ancient Greek language which meanings was "free time".
  19. Ancient Greek had divided into 1,500 states but government & law had differents in all these states and cultures were remaining same in all states.
  20. Olympia is oldest cultural city of Greece where the olympic games have been started in 776 BC which also continued till now.
  21. The first modern summer Olympics had held in Athens in 1896.
  22. Athens and Sparta is the two big educational cities of ancient Greece where students had studied from 7 years old 
  23. Athens had known for studying and sparta city had known for soldier's training center in ancient Greece.
  24. Democracy rules was first introduced in ancient Greece in 500 BC.
  25. Ancient Greek people were exercising in nakedly.
  26. 40-80% population of ancient Greece were slaves who were openly sold or bought in the markets.
  27. Ancient Greece had the fifth largest economy in the world in 400 BC and at that time india had second largest economy in the world.
  28. Alexander III commonly known as Alexander the Great who was the king of the ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon who won over 2 million square miles which stretched from Greece and he also attacked on India in 326 BC.
  29. Greece is the world's third largest producer's of olives and olive oil. They have cultivated the olive tree since 13 AD.
  30. 7% total marbles of the world have produced in Greece.
  31. The coastline distance from any point in Greece which is about 136 kilometres.
  32. Greece's national cheese is "Feta" which also have eaten in many countries around the world.
  33. The Mountain Olympus is the highest peak in Greece which height is about 2917 meters.
  34. Greece has zero navigable rivers because there are so many mountainous terrain.
  35. The word "Colosseum" word is derived from "the Colossus of Rhodes" which situated in Italy and it is the seven wonders of modern world.
  36. The "dinosaurs" word comes from ancient Greek which means terrible lizard.
  37. The Haliacmon River is the largest river in Greece which length is about 185 miles.
  38. There are 50 lakes have situated in Greece and "Trichonida lake" is the largest lake which area is about 98.6 km².
  39. Approximately 16.5 million tourists have visited Greece in every year. Tourism sector's estimated revenue is about 16% GDP of Greece.
  40. There are more than 100 archaeological museums have situated which is more than any country in the world.
  41. There are 32 volcanoes are situated and Santorini volcano is the largest volcano in Greece which last erupted in 1950.