Poland, lying in the central part of Europe, is and always has been a cultural, historical and political bridge between Eastern and Western Europe. It was no accident that one British historian entitled his book on her history ""Heart of Europe"" Poland, the sixth largest country of the European Union, and a member of NATO, the UN and the OECD, is home to nearly 40 million people.

It is a land of beautiful landscapes and rich flora and fauna. In the south, there lies an immense mountain range, with the highest being the Polish Tatras and the wild Bieszczady, whereas in the north stretches 520kms of beaches on the Baltic sea, where dunes mingle with cliffs and seaside towns. In the northwest is Poland’s largest region of lakes; paradise for sailing.

Large cities like Warsaw, Cracow and Wroclaw represent both tourist attractions and centres of business development in Poland. They attract with a variety of architecture, ruined castles, mediaeval churches, colourful buildings and narrow streets. Large cities like Warsaw, Cracow and Wroclaw represent both tourist attractions and centres of business development in Poland. They attract with a variety of architecture, ruined castles, mediaeval churches, colourful buildings and narrow streets."

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Poland in numbers


Full Name Republic of Poland
Capital City Warsaw (pop 1.75 million)
Area 312,685 sq km / 120,728 sq miles
Population 38,622,000
Time Zone GMT/UTC 1
Daylight Saving Start late March
Daylight Saving End late September
Currency Zloty (zl)
Electricity 230V 50Hz
Country Dialing Code 48
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