POPULATION 11 million
CAPITAL Athens
LANGUAGE Greek
CURRENCY Euro
TIME DIFFERENCE GMT +3

Greek Muslims consists of many ethnic, linguistic and social backgrounds namely the Pomaks, ethnic Turks etc and are particularly of Crete, Epirus and western Greek Macedonia who converted in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Muslim population decreased drastically as a result of the population exchange agreement between Greece and Turkey in 1923. The first Muslim immigrants arrived in the early 1950s from Egypt. Since 1990, there has been an increase in Muslim immigrants from Muslim dominant countries in the Middle East and Asia as well as from the Balkans, specifically from Albania and Albanian communities in North Macedonia, and former Yugoslav republics. The majority of the immigrant Muslim community have taken refuge in Athens.

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