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Facts about Poland

Here are a few interesting facts about Poland. Let us know if you think we should include other facts (whether useful or useless!) or additional basic information. If you have a question about Poland, do contact us; we might even be able to answer it for you.

1. The population of Poland is 39 million.

2. The six biggest cities in Poland are Warsaw, Lodz, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, and Gdansk

3. The highest point in Poland is Rysy in the Tatra Mountains (2,499m)

4. The coldest part of Poland is in the the North-East and the warmest is in the South-west. 

5. The most popular name for a dog in Poland is Burek (meaning a brownish-grey colour)!

6. Poland is the the ninth biggest country in Europe and it shares frontiers with seven countries: Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Germany.

7. Poland's capitals have been Gniezno, Poznan, Krakow and Warsaw. Lublin has twice served as Poland's temporary capital, after both the First and Second World Wars.

8. Geographically, Poland is not in the Eastern Europe. It is in the very centre of Europe.

9. In Poland most Poles consider their name day (in Polish: "imieniny") more important than their birthdays. People with the same day celebrate on the same day each year.

10. The national symbol of Poland is the White tailed Eagle.


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