Greece ( Greek Elláda, Ελλάδα [ɛlaða]; formally Ellas, Ελλάς, Hellas’; long form Ellinikí Democracy, Ελληνική Δημοκρατία Hellenic Republic) is located in Southeastern Europe and is a Mediterranean country. The Greek territory borders on Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey.
Greece is a member of the European Union and, with a total of 17 EU Member States a monetary union, the euro zone. It is a member of the United Nations, the OECD, the NATO, the OSCE and the Council of Europe. The Human Development Index is one of Greece to the highly developed countries.
In addition to the Orthodox, Greek-speaking majority population, there are some religious and linguistic minorities and immigrant groups. Since Greece such populations not currently statistically recorded, all figures are based on the number of its members on estimates and may vary greatly depending on one’s political viewpoint.