GENERAL INFORMATION
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Poland is the largest of the East European countries which joined the EU in May 2004. Poland is comparable in size to Italy or Germany (in USA larger than New Mexico) and with a population of approximately 39 million (e.g. more than California) it ranks among the most influential and remarkable countries in central and Eastern Europe. Poland is a stable democracy with a truly fascinating history, great cultural heritage and several areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Many Polish tourist sights have already gained a worldwide reputation and are an absolute must to see if you consider a journey to this area: Kraków, Warszawa, Gdańsk, Częstochowa, Auschwitz, the Tatra mountains.

Though our offer is aimed primarily at the famous spots we would like to draw your attention to the less densely populated areas which offer an unconventional, but seductive program.

Our approach to traveling will assure you both a secure and enjoyable stay, let us help you to discover our beautiful country.
POLAND IN NUMBERS
Area312 685 km2
Population 38.7 Mil.
Density/sq km124 (km2)
Capital Warszawa (Warsaw) 1.65 Mil.
Administrative division 16 provinces (wojewodztwa)
President Bronisław Maria Komorowski
Prime MinisterDonald Tusk
Parliamentthe Sejm 460 deputies, the Senate 100 deputies (four-year term)
Currency1 Zloty (PLN) = 100 Groszy (1 EUR = aprox. 4 PLN)
TimeGMT+1h
ReligionCatholics 90.7 %, Orthodox 1.4%, others 7.9%
NationalitiesPoles 98.5 %, Ukrainians 0.6%, Germans 0.5, others 0.4%
Life expectancy68 years men, 77 years women
GDP16 310 USD per capita, PPP - dollar
Inflation4.5%
Average monthly salary1000 USD
Unemployment9.3%
Urbanization65%
Literacy99%
Tourism14 million tourists visit Poland every year, Poland ranks 14th in the world as a tourist destination
Border countriesGermany (467 km), Czech Republic (790 km), Slovakia (538 km), Ukraine (529 km), Belarus (416 km), Russia (210 km), Lithuania (103 km), Baltic coastline (788 km)
SurfacePoland consists mostly of lowlands, the lowest point - the village of Racki Elblaskie 1.8 meters below the sea level
MountainsOn the Southern border, High Tatra (highest peak Rysy 2,499 m), Bieszczady, Beskid, Karkonosze, Gory Stolowe
Riversthe Vistula (Wisla) 1,047 km, the Odra, the Bug, the Warta
LakesSniardwy (Mazury)113,8 km2


SIZE IN COMPARISON
Rank European
country
Size (in km2) Rank
(in the world)
1 Ukraine 603700 43
2 France 543958 47
3 Spain 505992 50
4 Sweden 446964 54
5 Germany 357022 61
6 Finland 338145 63
7 Norway 323877 66
8 Poland 312658 67
9 Italy 301268 69
10 Great Britain 244100 76
POPULATION IN COMPARISON
Rank European
country
Population (mln) Rank
(in the world)
1 Germany 82.1 12
2 France 58.9 20
3 Great Britain 58.7 21
4 Italy 57.3 22
5 Ukraine 50.7 23
6 Spain 39.6 29
7 Poland 38.7 30
8 Romania 22.4 44
9 Netherlands 15.7 56
10 Greece 10.4 70