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Hellenic Republic


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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%

Capital: Athens

Urbanites: 61.4%

HDI Rank: 25 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 46 (22% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: Greek    Languages: 24 All languages


Largest Religion: Christian

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr

Challenges for Prayer

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. Greece’s 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.

     For an additional 11 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Greece.