Area: 50,942 square miles
Ethnicity: Greek 98%, Other 2%
Location: Greece is bordered by Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria, and Turkey, the Ionian Sea, the Aegean Sea, and the Sea of Crete.
Geography: The ancient nation of Greece is the land terminus of southeastern Europe. Greece spreads between the Ionian Sea on the west, the Aegean Sea on the east, and the Sea of Crete to the south. In these surrounding seas are the more than 1,400 Greek islands. With its island territory, Greece encompasses 50,942 miles and is actually larger than it appears, exceeding its neighbor Bulgaria in size.
Population(2009 estimate): 10,737,428
Religions: Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%
Time zone: Greece is on Eastern European Time, seven hours ahead of U.S. EST. When it is 6am in New York, it is 1pm in Greece.