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Greece


Greece Hellênikê Dêmokratía    Map    
Population :
(1995)
10.750.000 (density 81 ; surface 132.560 km2)
Capital : Athinai (750.000)
Internet : GR domain,
1.330 .000 people on the Web (12,42%) (Oct-99) (IDC Research)
Referrer : (icmgkou@eeiub.ericsson.se)


Currency : Drachma (GRD) , till 28/02/2002
1 Euro = 340.75 drachmas

FIXED VALUES AGAINST GRD
19.06.2000
100 GRD
reverse exchange
DEM
0.573978
17422.2
100
FRF
1.92503
5194.7
100
ITL
568.237
175.982
1000
ESP
48.8293
204.794
100
NLG
0.646723
15462.5
100
BEF/LUF
11.8385
844.697
100
ATS
4.03823
2476.32
100
FIM
1.74489
5731.00
100
PTE
58.8355
169.965
100
IEP
0.231126
432.663
1
 
 


Number initial banknotes (mln) 597
Number initial coins (mln) 1.333
Serial letter Y

Eurokit - number (mln) n.a.
Eurokit - value n.a.
Eurokit - national value n.a.

National money validity 28/02/2002
Change in banks single bank decision
Change coins in centr.bank 2 years
Change banknotes in centr.bank 10 years

500 EUR value GRD 170.375,00
Biggest banknote GRD 10.000
Biggest banknote value EUR 29,35

Coins : 1, 2, 5 10, 20, 50 100 drachmas
Paper : 50, 100, 200, 500, 1.000, 5.000, 10.000 drachmas,
Other historical banknotes
Authority :
Bank of Greece

Athinai Stock Exchange
Ministry of National Economy
Ministry of Finance
Banks : Informations from Portalino Fantalinks
Abn Amro article of Greek's Euro convergence
Others : TTE Tourismus Team Europe
Greece and the Euro - with the game
European Info Centres in Greece


GSM :
Operator System Start Subscribers
01/03/2000
% of growth
last year
Stet Hellas Gsm 7/93 1.256.715 73
Cosmote Dcs-1800 3/98 1.194.968 213
*= estimate ; source= Mobile communications 2.451.683

ATMs :
      Visa/Plus. You can get cash with VISA/MasterCard in some ATMs in Athens, Salonica and popular tourist places (ATM Locator) .

Credit
Cards :
      VISA/Mastercard accepted everywhere. Also Diners International and AmEx.

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