Facts about Poland

Facts about Poland

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Facts about Poland

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland – the country located in Central Europe by the Baltic Sea. It borders with Germany (467km) in the west, the Czech Republic (790km) and Slovakia (538km) in the south , Ukraine (529km) Belarus (416km) and Lithuania (103km) in the east, Russia (Kaliningrad region, to the north 210km), and Baltic coastline (788km).

In terms of the surface Poland takes 69. place in the world and ninth in Europe. In terms of population it takes 33. place in the world.
The country is divided into 16 provinces which are divided into districts and municipalities.

Poland in numbers
Area 312 685km2
Population 39 millions
Capital Warsaw, 1 700 000
Currency 1 PLN = 100 groszy
Density/sq km 119km2
Main Religion Catholics 95%
Language Polish
Urbanization 66%
Literacy 99%
Life expectancy 73 years average
Inflation 3,5%
Unemployment 11%
Longest river Vistula 1047km
Highest mountain Rysy 2499m
Biggest lake Sniardwy
Biggest island Wolin

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