athens facts & figures
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Facts & Figures

Athens is the capital city of Greece which is a country belonging to the European Union on the continent of Europe.

Geographical Coordinates: 38:01:36N 23:44:00E

Altitude: 91m / 300ft Above sea level

Location: Athens is a peninsula located in the central to southern part of Greece and is surrounded by the Aegean Sea, the Gulf of Evoikos, the Saronic Gulf & the Gulf of Corinth. Surrounding mountains are Mt. Pendeli & Mt. Parnassus to the north, Mt. Hymettus to the east & Mt. Egaleo to the west.

Currency: EURO [ € ]

Language Spoken: Greek

Time Zone: Eastern European Time EET / UTC+2

Population: 4,157,858 (taken from 2012 Census)

Religions: Greek Orthodox (official) 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7%

Climate: Mediterranean. Average days of sunshine approximately 250 and about 110 of rain. The wettest month is December, the coldest is January, the dryest is July & the hottest is August.

Public & national holidays: December 25 & 26, January 1, January 6, Clean Monday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, March 25, August 15, October 28.

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