COOPGREECE is a cooperative marketing company that specializes in trading high quality Greek agricultural cooperative products. It represents a large group of Greek cooperatives, which come from all over the Greek territory and produce a large variety of high quality products. Indicative products that are traded through COOOPGREECE WEB GATE are olive oil, vines, wines, dry nuts, fruits and vegetables.
Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, and known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country located in southeastern Europe. According to the 2011 census, Greece's population is 10.8 million. Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki, the second largest city, which is commonly referred to as the co-capital. Greece is strategically located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa, situated on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula. The country consists of nine geographic regions: Epirus, Thrace, Macedonia, Thessaly, Central Greece, the Peloponnese, Crete, the Aegean Islands, and the Ionian Islands.
The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south. Greece has the longest coastline on the Mediterranean Basin and the 11th longest coastline in the world at 13,676 km in length, featuring a vast number of islands (approximately 2.000). Eighty percent of Greece is mountainous, of which Mount Olympus is the highest peak at 2,917 m (9,570 ft).The climate of Greece is primarily Mediterranean, featuring mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers.
In 2010, Greece was the European Union's largest producer of cotton (183,800 tons) and pistachios (8,000 tons) and ranked second in the production of rice (229,500 tons) and olives (147,500 tons), third in the production of figs (11,000 tons) and almonds (44,000 tons), tomatoes (1,400,000 tons) and watermelons (578,400 tons) and fourth in the production of tobacco (22,000 tons). Agriculture contributes 3.8% of the country's GDP and employs 12.4% of the country's labor force.