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The Hellenic Republic has a total area of 132,550 km2. The terrain is primarily mountainous- agricultural land covers 30%, whilst urban areas, industrial areas and waterways represent only 8%.

Population has increased approximately 6.5% over the last decade. 60% of the population is concentrated in urban centres, half of which live in the greater Athens area. 38% of the population is active. Unemployment is reported to be around 10%.

There are 13 administrative regions that are divided into 54 prefectures, each managed by a Prefecture Council, elected for 4 years.


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Working Hours

Public Services:
 08.00- 14.00 Mon- Fri
Private Companies:
 09.00-17.00 Mon- Fri
 Greek Drachmae- GRD
National Holidays:
New Year's Day 1st January
Epiphany 6th January
Beginning of Lent*
Independence Day 25th March
Orthodox Good Friday* & Easter Monday*
Labour Day:
 1st May
The Annunciation; 15th August
'No' Day: 28th October
Christmas Day:
 December 25th
Boxing Day: December 26th
* Dates fluctuate according to the Orthodox Calendar