• Officially: Republic of Poland
  • Capital: Warsaw

Facts

  • 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

Geography

  • Area: 312,685 sq km (120,728 sq miles)
  • Positioned at the centre of Europe
  • It is divided in 16 administrative subdivisions

Tourism

  • The country 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 Gdaล„sk if you want to learn about the countryโ€™s troubled history.
  • Its most famous and visited cities are Warsaw, the medieval town of Malbork, Lublin, Torun, Krakow and Poznan.
  • Poland has the Tatra National Park and the Bialowieza Forest.
  • Figures show that most of visitors are from Germany, followed by Britons, and Russians.

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