- 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
- Area » 312,685 sq km (120,728 sq miles)
- Positioned at the centre of Europe
- Poland shares border land with Germany, Russia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czechia, and Belarus.
- Poland is divided in 16 administrative subdivisions
- 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.
- 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.
This page was last updated on 2021.08.28 by Robert Vinet