About Poland & Poznań

Poland is a beautiful country and has rich and fascinating history. It’s a paradise for nature lovers and photographers. 

Location: Middle Europe, on the Baltic Sea
Land boundaries: Russia - Kaliningrad (N), Lithuania (N-E), Ukraine and Bialorus (E), Czech Republik and Slowakia (S), Germany (W)
Capital: Warsaw (Warszawa) with 1 707,981 inhabitants
Other major cities: Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk
Total area: 322.575 km². Poland is the 9th largest country in Europe, and 68th on the world
Population: 38.161 (118,2 people/km²). Poland is the 8. largest country in Europe, and 34. on the world
Nationality: Polish people 96,7 %
Language: polish
Local time: GMT+01:00
Currency: PLN Polish zloty
Rates of exchange: 1 EURO=4,15 PLN; 1 GBP=5,80 PLN, 1 USD=3,79 PLN
Political system: parliamentary democracy
Head of State: President Bronisław Komorowski
International relations: Schengen (2007), UE (2004), NATO (1999), OECD (1996), WTO (1995), ONZ (1945)
GPD total: 525,7 mld USD; GPD per capita:17,482 USD.
Poland’s economy is 7. in Europe, and 21. on the world
Human Development Index (2007): 41 position / 182 countries
Quality of Life Index (2007): 43 position / 195 countries
Index of Economic Freedom (2009): 82 position / 179 countries

Warmest month: July (27°C), coldest month December (-10°C)
Maximum distance from north to south 649 km, from east to west 689 km
Borderline: 3511 km, costline: 440 km
The Baltic Sea on the North
The Sudety and Karpaty Mountains on the South
Forest covers 28,7 % of the land area

Official Promotional Website of Poland    visit the website 
Poland in Your Pocket   visit the website
Polish culture, art, events...    visit the website 
Poland's official travel website    visit the website 
Poland is here - sightseeing, travel planner...   visit the website 
Polish cuisine...     visit the website      


gdansk wroclaw  krakow
Gdańsk Wrocław Kraków


swinoujscie wydmy surfing
Świnoujście Słowiński Park Narodowy/ Łeba Surfing


gizycko wegorzewo sztynort
Giżycko Węgorzewo Sztynort


koscielisko morskie oko pieniny
Tatra Mountains / Kościeliska Valley Tatra Mountains / Morskie Oko Pieniny


malbork tyniec czocha
The Malbork Castle Tyniec The Czocha Castle


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► Population – 650,000
► Polish capital of design – in architecture, communication and fashion
► Green city with green areas taking up more than 27%
► 582 environmentally friendly companies operating in the city
► Biggest conference and congress center in Poland
► Over 13,000 places in Poznań hotels, of which the majority are located near the Poznań Congress Center
► Convenient flight and railway connections with the rest of Europe
► Stroller-friendly – top tourist attractions and amenities within easy reach

rynek browar starowka
Poznań - Rynek / The Old Town Poznań - Stary Browar Poznań - The Old Town


bryczka ratusz uliczka
  Poznań - The Old Town  

  photos by ©Polska Organizacja Turystyczna


Polish cities Castles & palaces Unesco World Heritage
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