Get to know Poland
|Area||312 thousand km²|
|Number of inhabitants||39 mln people|
|The Vistula River||Wisła 1047 km|
|The highest mountain||Rysy 2499 m over the sea level|
|The biggest lake||The Śniardwy Lake|
|The biggest island||Wolin|
|Population density||119 person/km²|
|The birth rate||0,1%|
|Population division||64% city, 36% village|
|Average life expectancy||73 years|
|Currency||1 złoty = 100 groszy|
|Gross domestic product||3900$|
|The state head||President|
Poland is situated in the eastern part of Central Europe. It shares land borders with Germany, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia (Kaliningrad District). The northern border, as long as 440 kilometres, is the Baltic Sea coast line.
Poland is subdivided into sixteen administrative regions known as voivodeships. If compared to other European countries, Poland is homogenous as regards nationality. It is estimated that no more than 3% of total population is made up of national minorities.
Climate - the average annual temperature in Poland ranges from 5-7°C in the hilly Pomeranian and Masurian lake districts and in the uplands to 8-10°C. Winter is usually cold and snowy, summer brings warm days, when the temperature exceeds 25°C, spring and early autumn is very pleasant with moderate temperatures and lovely colours- so called ‘Gold Polish Autumn’.
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