Polska

Information about Poland

Country's full name: The Republic of Poland

National flag: Color: top - white, bottom - red

National banner: flag with national emblem - national symbol used by ships, civil air ports, diplomatic missions and consular posts

National emblem: White eagle in a crown against a red background

National anthem: Mazurek Dabrowskiego / Dabrowski's Mazurka

Language: Polish

Population: 36,8 mln in the year 2010

Capital city: Warsaw - 1,6 mln. citizens

Territory:

  • total area of the country - 312,685 km2 (120,727 sqm)
  • territorial sea - 8,7 thousands km2

Poland is the 9th biggest country in Europe, and 63rd in the world.

Neighbouring countries (border length):

  • Russia (Kaliningrad District) (210 km)
  • Lithuania (103 km)
  • Byelorussia (416 km)
  • Ukraine (529 km)
  • Slovakia (539 km)
  • Czech Republic (790 km)
  • Germany (467 km)

Length of sea border (528 km)

Monetary unit / Currency: 1 zloty (translation: gold) = 100 groszy

Banknotes and Coins

Time: GMT/UTC plus one hour

Climate: continental; moderate, changeable weather.

Holidays:

  • 1st of January - New Year's Day
  • First Day of Easter
  • Second Day of Easter
  • 1st of May - National Holiday
  • 3rd of May - National Holiday of 3rd May
  • Corpus Christi
  • 15th of August - The Virgin Mary Assumption
  • 1st of November - All Saints' Day
  • 11th of November - National Holiday of Independence
  • 25th of December - Christmas Day
  • 26th of December - Boxing Day