Greece Country Profile

Capital: Athens

Currency: Euro (EUR)

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Greece is the southernmost of the countries of the Balkan Peninsula. It has more than 2,000 islands, of which about 170 are inhabited; some of the easternmost Aegean islands lie just a few miles off the Turkish coast. It lies at the juncture of Europe, Asia, and Africa and is heir to the heritages of Classical Greece, the Byzantine Empire, and nearly four centuries of Ottoman Turkish rule.

The country’s capital is Athens, which expanded rapidly in the second half of the 20th century.

The Capital, Athens.

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