Area: 131,957 sq km
Southernmost part of Balkan Peninsula in southeast Europe and 150 inhabited islands in the Ionian, Aegean and Mediterranean Seas. The islands constitute 20% of the land area.
Population: 11,183,393 Annual Growth: 0.22%
Official language: Greek Languages: 24 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Foreign missions have not found Greece to be an easy field because of strong nationalism, visa restrictions and the high degree of cultural adaptation required. A general lack of responsiveness (or outright hostility) means that calling must be certain to endure long-term. Major Western mission agencies include GEM, IT, CB/CMML, AMG. Greeces EU membership facilitates the residence of missionaries from other member states, an opportunity not yet fully utilized. Pray for more workers and greater fruit from their faithful labour.
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The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Greece.