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Quick Facts - Greece

Capital: Athens
Political system: Parliamentary republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 9 August 1949
Population: 10 760 421 (2017)     
Population density: 83.48 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Greek
Non-nationals of total population: 7.5 % (2016)

Funding (2006)

Culture as share of total central government spending: N/A
Government expenditure on culture: N/A
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 32.04 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: N/A

Employment (2017)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 3.20 %
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 22.00 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 30.00 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 121 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 72 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 999 USD (98 %     )


Cinema admissions per capita/year: 0.8 times (2018)
Internet penetration rate: 50.6 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 10/1/1962  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Not signed
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Signed 8/11/2001.  Not yet ratified.
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Ratified on 03/01/2007

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