was established over 1000 years ago.
The villages were similar in size to the towns at that
time. On the former area of current Poland there were
some little Slavonic states. The most inhibited was
Polan State and therefore from that name is the origin
of the name of the country: Poland.
the Republic of Poland
The country in Central Europe
at the Baltic Sea.
The capital of Poland is Warsaw
(1.7 million inhabitants)
Other main cities are: Łódź (770.000)
Poland - maps
Poland it borders with 7 countries
- on the west with Germany;
- on the south with Czech Republic and Slovakia Republic;
- on the east with Ukraine and Byelorussia and on
the northern east with Lithuania and Russian Federation;
- it covers the area of 312 685 square kilometres and this
makes it – 63rd largest country in the world and 9th in Europe.
- since the 1st of May 2004 – the member
of the European Union.
- the distances between the extreme points are
- from the north to the south: 650 km;
- from the east to the west: 690 km;
The population of Poland is 38.6 million people
and this figure makes the country 29th most populated
in the world and the 8th place in Europe.
The Polish National Anthem is the song
„Poland is not dead”, called Dabrowski’s Mazurka.
Official language: Polish.
Currency: 1 złoty (PLN) = 100 groszy.
division of Poland: 16 provinces
308 land districts
65 town districts
Poland is the lowland country.
The medium height is 172 metres.
The lowest point is minus 1.8 m in delta of the Vistula
River near town Elbląg.
The highest point is Mt. Rysy (2499m) in the Tatras.
Main rivers are the Vistula River and the Odra River.
Poland is the country nearly homogeneous in nationality
and religion.The nationality minorities are about 1%
of the entire population and the main religion group
is roman-catholic one.
In spite of the fact that the Republic of Poland
is industrial and agriculture it can be proud of plenty
of tourist attractions.
We have got most beautiful mountains and sea,
picturesque located lakes, many monuments,
glamorous landscapes, fresh air, healthy food and very
You are kindly invited to Poland!