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Learn some interesting information about Greece while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia that's perfect for kids!

Read about Ancient Greece, the Olympic Games, the population, language, economy, Greek islands, mountains and much more.

  • The official name of Greece is the Hellenic Republic.

  • Greece is located in southeast Europe, close to both Africa and Asia.

  • In 2023 the population of Greece was around 10.3 million.

  • The capital and largest city in Greece is Athens. Other major cities include Thessaloniki, Patras and Heraklion.

  • Around two thirds of the Greek population live in urban areas.

  • Greek is the official language spoken in Greece.

  • Greece is a member of the European Union and uses the Euro as its currency.

  • Greece is a developed country with a high standard of living. Important industries include the service sector, agriculture and tourism.

  • Greece is a popular tourist destination and home to over a dozen World Heritage Sites. Over 31 million tourists visited Greece in 2019.

  • Greece features thousands of islands, including destinations such as Santorini and Mykonos.

  • Greece is one of the most mountainous countries in Europe.

  • The highest mountain in Greece is Mount Olympus, it has over 50 peaks with the highest reaching 2917 metres (9570 feet).

  • Ancient Greece is said to have laid the foundation for Western civilization, having a large influence on the Roman Empire and European culture.

  • The Olympic Games originated in Ancient Greece.

  • Athens most recently hosted the Summer Olympic Games in 2004.

  • Greeks drive on the right-hand side of the road.

  • For more information, check out maps of Greece or take a closer look at the Greek flag.

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