Greece Geography Stats


  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Alabama 2013
Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than Alabama 2008
Area > Land 130,800 sq km 2008 95th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 12.2 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 116th out of 224
Area > Total 131,957 sq km 2013 98th out of 251
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 652 2008 113th out of 169
Climate temperate; mild, wet winters; hot, dry summers 2013
Coastline 13,676 km 2014 13th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 39 00 N, 22 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 128,900 sq km 2008 93th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 50,949 square miles 2013 41st out of 98
Location Southern Europe, bordering the Aegean Sea, Ionian Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea, between Albania and Turkey 2013
Natural resources lignite, petroleum, iron ore, bauxite, lead, zinc, nickel, magnesite, marble, salt, hydropower potential 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 131,960 km² 2005 95th out of 204
Terrain mostly mountains with ranges extending into the sea as peninsulas or chains of islands 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database


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Greece Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 3
Land area 3 Surface area 3
  • Greece ranked first for coastline amongst European Union in 2014.
  • Greece ranked third for land use > permanent crops amongst Europe in 2013.
  • Greece ranked #4 for area > total amongst Tourist destinations in 2013.