POLAND
Updated 03 October 2012
Republic of Poland is located in the center of the European Continent, with a population of 38,415,284, making it
the 3
3rd largest in national population. Its capital and largest city is Warsaw with a total population of 1,708,491.
The country encompasses 312,685 square kilometers making it the 69th largest country in total area. It shares
boundaries with Baltic Sea, Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany.

Bronislaw Komorowski is recognized as the Chief of State and achieved that status  through popular vote and holds
that position for a five year term and will eligible for a second term. Prime Minister Donald Tusk is recognized as
the Head of Government and along with Deputy Prime Minister Waldemar Pawlak, achieves that status by
presidential appointment with approval of the  Sejm or lower house of the bicameral legislature. Its form of
government is a Republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 2nd of April 1997.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are Polish, other and unspecified tongues. It counts among its major
religions Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Protestant. As sources of mass communication it has 14 AM, 777
FM, 1 Short Wave and 40 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Rysy, its highest point at 2,499 meters and near Raczki Elblaskie, its lowest point at
–2 meters. Its principal waterway is Vistula and Oder rivers, which measure 3,997 kilometers.

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are machine-building, iron and
steel, coal mining, chemicals, ship building, food processing, glass, beverages and textiles. Its official currency is
the Polish Zloty.

Here’s something you may not know about Poland. The world’s first public library opened in Warsaw, Poland in
1747.
Gdansk at the mouth
of the Vistula River
Niedzica Castle on the
Dunajec River
Great Pyrenees dog-
our favorite breed!
Polish dancers in
traditional dress
Oskar Schindler's
factory in Krakow-here
he saved 1,000's of
Jews from Nazis
Winter in Polish
Mountains-snowball
fight, anybody?
Abi's Home Page
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Raczki Elblaskie-
Poland's lowest point
Warsaw- Poland's
capital and largest city
Rysy in the High Tatra
Mountains- Poland's
highest point on the
border with Slovakia
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
0.1%

2
7,000 (2009 est.)

less than 200
Read about human rights in Pax
Gaea
World Post Report!
Bigos- a Polish dish of
cabbage and beef stew
Bialowie Primeval
Forest on Poland's
border with Belarus
Braniewo- A Polish
border crossing into
the Russian exclave of
Kaliningrad
Bug River near Zosin-
Poland's easternmost
point on the border
with Ukraine
Krakow
Mazurian Lakes near
Poland's border with
Lithuania
Oder River in Western
Pomerania- Poland's
westernmost point on
the border with
Germany
Rozewie Cape-
Poland's northernmost
point on the Baltic Sea
Silesian Lowlands on
Poland's border with
the Czech Republic
Swinoujscie sunset on
the Baltic Sea
Wolsate in the
Bieszczady Mountains-
Poland's southernmost
point on the border
with Ukraine