Imports$66.04 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$28.16 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)3.3% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate17.3% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$26,600 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate-4.8% (2010 est.)
Internet users4.971 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular12.293 million (2009)
Population growth rate0.06% (2012 est.)
Population10,767,827 (July 2012 est.)
Greece achieved independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1830.
During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations.
In World War II, Greece was first invaded by Italy (1940) and subsequently occupied by Germany (1941-44); fighting endured in a protracted civil war between supporters of the king and other anti-Communists and Communist rebels....
Greece has a capitalist economy with the public sector accounting for about 40% of GDP and with per capita GDP about two-thirds that of the leading euro-zone economies.
Tourism provides 15% of GDP.
Immigrants make up nearly one-fifth of the work force, mainly in agricultural and unskilled jobs....
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