Photo below: Corinth Canal, image by "Alterego" from the Wikipedia open source photo page.
Greeece and the IMF: Joined the IMF on Dec 27, 1945.
Current amount of IMF/EU loans to Greece: €240 billion (US $397bn).
Greek Account Deficit 2012 2.9% of GDP
Greek Account Deficit 2011 9.9% of GDP
Greek Account Deficit 2008 14.7% of GDP
GDP estimate (4th quarter 2012):-6.0%
GDP estimate (3rd quarter):-7.2%
GDP estimate (2nd quarter):-6.3%
Greek foreign exchange reserve Dec 2012: €5.5 Bn
Unemployment Oct 2012: 26.8%
Import Price Index - Greece is heavily dependent upon import items. Increase of 2.4% calculated between June 2012 and June 2011.Demographics:ELSTAT put the population of Greece ("registered population") at 9,903,628 for 2011.
Population of Athens:
2012 estimates non-Greek immigrants at over 800,000 (legal) and 350,000+ (illegal) in Greece.
The Corinth Canal separates the Peloponnese from mainland Greece and provides a connection between the the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf. The canal cuts through the narrow Isthmus of Corinth, is 6.3 kilometres (3.9 miles) in length. The canal was built between 1881 and 1893.