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- Explanation: Official name: Hellenic Republic. Monetary unit: 1 drachma (Dr) = 100 lepta. The Euro was launched on January 1, 1999 and became the sole legal tender on January 1, 2011. The fixed rate of exchange is 340.750 Greek Drachmas
to 1 Euro. Current Monetary unit: 1 Euro = 100 cents
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