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Flag of Poland

  • Officially » Rzeczpospolita Polska
    • Republic of Poland (English)
  • Capital » Warsaw


  • Population » 38.3 million
  • Language » Polish
  • Religion » Christianity
  • Life expectancy » 74 years (men), 82 years (women)
  • Currency » zloty
  • Poland became a member of the European Union in May 2004



  • Poland is within the Schengen Area.
  • A visit to Auschwitz makes for an unforgettable, eye-opening trip.
  • A nation with a proud cultural heritage
  • Inexpensive but increasing as it becomes more popular
  • Warsaw Uprising Museum and the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk if you want to learn about the country’s troubled history.
  • Its most famous and visited cities are Warsaw, the medieval town of Malbork, Lublin, Torun, Krakow and Poznan.
  • Figures show that most of visitors are from Germany, followed by Britons, and Russians.

National Parks

  • Tatra National Park
  • Bialowieza Forest



  • Freedom of the press is in danger in Poland as the right-wing government exerts pressures and takes over control of independent media outlets. France 24 / DW / DW (August 2021)
  • Poland boosts a rich history, stunning architecture, and fast-growing economy. (2020)
  • The port city of Gdansk is becoming an increasingly popular destination for expats.
    • Grand buildings, museums and amber shops line the streets which open out onto thriving waterways.