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Poland Geography

Where is Poland?
Republic of Poland is located in Central Europe. It shares its borders with Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine, Belarus, and Lithuania to the east, and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast to the north.

What is the capital of Poland?
Warsaw is the capital of Poland. Situated on the Vistula River, it is the 9th largest city in Europe. Also known as the phoenix city, it is a city county and is divided into eighteen boroughs.

How big is Poland?
Poland is the 69th largest country in the world. It covers an area of 120,696.41 square miles and has an estimated population of 38,186,860.

What is the currency of Poland?
Polish zloty is the official currency of Poland. Its ISO 4217 code is PLN and is divided into 100 groszy. It is regulated by National Bank of Poland.

Which is the largest city of Poland?
Warsaw, the capital of Poland, is the largest city of Poland. It covers an area of 199.6 square miles and has an estimated population of 1,716,855.

What is the official language of Poland?
The official language of Poland is Polish. Other languages spoken in the country are German, Ukranian, Belarusian, Lithuanian, Silesian, Sorbian and Wymysorys.

What is the religion of Poland?
Poland is a secular state, where freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Polish Constitution. The predominant religion in Poland is Roman Catholic. Other religious minorities in the state are Jews, Polish Orthodox, and Muslims.

What is the literacy rate of Poland?
The adult literacy rate of Poland is 99.3%.
Who is the political leader of Poland?

Poland is a democratic state. The president is the head of the state. Prime Minister of the country leads the Council of Members. Bronislaw Komorowski is the current President of Poland. He was sworn in on August 6, 2010. Donald Tusk is the current Prime Minister of Poland since 2007. He assumed office on November 16, 2007.

When is the National Day of Poland celebrated?
The National Day of Poland is celebrated on May 3. Also known as the Constitution Day, it marks the anniversary of the first Polish constitution. It ended the practice of serfdom and was the first democratic constitution in Europe and second in the world.

What is the economy of Poland like?
In 2010, the estimated GDPof Poland was $479.026 billion, while its per capita income in 2011 was $20,100. It is a high-income economy and is the sixth largest economy in the European Union. Services accounts for 67.3% of the GDP, followed by industry (28.1%), and agriculture (4.6%). Unemployment rate stands at 9.7%. Major trade flows are with UK, Netherlands, France, China, Germany, and Italy. Major industries are machine building, iron and steel, coal mining, chemicals, beverages, and textiles.

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