Poland or officially the Republic of Poland is a Central European country. Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russian enclave of Kaliningrad Oblast have touched its border. The Baltic Sea lies to its north. Poland is a land of rich natural beauty with numerous lakes, green valleys and hills. Manufacturing, tourism, agriculture, service and forestry form the backbone of Polish economy. Poland enjoys membership of several major international bodies like European Union, NATO, United Nations, World Trade Organization, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Down the ages Poland has been part of several countries. Russia, Prussia, and Austria were some of the earlier countries to capture Poland. During World War II, Poland was annexed by Nazi Germany. After the war, communist rule was established here, which lasted till 1989. After the lapse of communist regime, Third Republic came into effect.
Cities of Poland
Warsaw: Warsaw is the capital and the most-populated city of Poland. It was ravaged during World War II but regained its prosperity like the Phoenix. It is a major cultural center and home to several industries like car manufacturing, engineering, metallurgy, food processing, production of machine, chemicals and garments. Warsaw has a stock exchange.
Krakow: Krakow is a major cultural and commercial center of Poland. It has several major international companies. Google, IBM, Hitachi, Capgemini, General Electric and Motorola, are some of them. With several religious sites, entertainment hubs, theaters and other performing platforms, Krakow is a famous culture center.
Some other major Polish cities include: Lodz, Wroclaw, Poznan etc.
Places to Visit in Poland