Poland: Essential Information

The official name of Poland is Rzeczpospolita Polska, that is Polish Republic. Here are some facts that you might like to know about the country.

  • Population: 39 million
  • Capital: Warsaw (Warszawa)
  • Currency: Zloty (zloty / zl)
  • Area: 312 685 km2
  • National Emblem: a great eagle, with a golden crown

Landscape: what does Poland look like?

Poland is a country that can boast all possible types of landscape. In the south you can go skiing or hiking in the Tatras mountains, in the north you can enjoy sunbathing or swimming in the Baltic Sea, in the east you can go sailing in Mazury lake district, or you can walk through the oldest forest in Europe! For those bored with too much of fauna and flora, there is a desert, Pustynia Bledowska of 30 km2.

Poland's neighbours include Germany, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Russia's Kaliningrad district.

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