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Jeff Ackerman December 11, 2007 Statistical Profile 1. Country: Greece 2. Neighboring Countries: borders the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey 3. Environmental-Current Issues: air and water pollution 4. Population: 10,706,290 as of July 2007 5. Birth Rate: 9.62 births/1,000 population Death Rate: 10.33 deaths/1,000 population 6. Ethnic Groups: Greek 93%, other 7% note: percents represent citizenship, since Greece does not collect data on ethnicity 7. Religions: Greek Orthodox 98%, Muslim 1.3%, other 0.7% 8. Languages: Greek 99% (official), other 1% (includes English and French) 9. Government Type: parliamentary republic 10.Economy-Overview:
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Unformatted text preview: Greece has a capitalist economy with the public sector accounting for about 40% of GDP. Tourism provides 15% of GDP. Immigrants make up nearly 1/5 of the work force. Greece is a major beneficiary of EU aid, equal to about 3.3% of annual GDP. The Greek economy grew by nearly 4.0% per year between 2003 and 2006, due partly to the 2004 Olympic Games, Recently had an increased availability of credit leading to increased consumer spending. 11. GDP Growth Rate: 4.3% (2006 est.) 12. Disputes, International: Greece and Turkey to this day have unresolved territorial issues including boundary disputes of the Aegean Sea and the land of Cyprus....
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