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Welcome to 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
A Few Facts About Poland
• Poland is a member of the
European Union.
• The money used is 1 zloty =
100 groszy.
• The population of Poland is
38,621,000.
• The language spoken is
Polish.
• The capital of Poland is
Warsaw.
The Republic of Poland is a country in Central Europe
Poland is 69th largest country in the world and 9th largest
in Europe
Neighbouring countries (border length):
- Russia (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)
Total length of national border 3582 km
The State of the
Republic of Poland
In accordance with the Constitution of 2nd April 1997, the organs of state are:
• Legislative authority: The Sejm and the Senate of the Republic of Poland,
• Executive authority: The President and the Council of Ministers,
• Judicial authority: The courts and tribunals.
• The President: Lech Kaczyński; sworn into office on 23 December 2005.
• The President is elected in a general election; the term lasts for 5 years from
the date the President is sworn into office.
Religion in Poland
• Catholic: 95 %
• Orthodox: 1,5 %
• Protestant (mainly Evangelical): 1
%
Pope John Paul II
Lutheran Jesus
Church in Cieszyn
Grabarka
Catholic St.Anne’s Church
in Warsaw
• Warsaw
Warsaw is the most beautiful capital
in the world. There are a lot
of nice parks and squares there. Its
famous old town is about forty years,
but it looks like a medieval town with
its Royal Palace on the steep bank of
the river Visla. The most beautiful
places in Warsaw are Wilanow
Palace, Warsaw Barbican, a
monument to Chopin one of the great
composer in the world, the Cathedral
of St. John and some others. There
are many pretty cafes, large and
small cinemas and theatres,shops and
markets, nightclubs in the centre of
the city.
Poland’s Important People
• Nicolaus Copernicus famous ancient astronomer
• Frederic Chopin - a musical
composer
• Marie Curie - woman
scientist and the first to win
a Nobel Prize
• Karol Wojtyla or better
known as Pope John Paul
II
What Polish Kids Do
• Polish children work very hard in
school and especially study
English so that they will be able
to get good jobs. Most families
are very poor and children see
the importance of trying to get to
college and get good jobs.
• Kids play games such as soccer,
volleyball, field and ice hockey
and streetball which is like our
basketball.
• The mountains provide hiking in
the summer and skiing in the
winter. Camping, swimming and
fishing are popular activities in
the summer.
National Parks
National Parks in Poland constitute the
biggest form of nature protection.
The main task of a national park is to
study and preserve the unity of natural
systems of the area, as well as to restore
the disturbed or extinct elements of a
native nature.
There are 23 national parks in Poland
with total area of ca. 315,000 ha, which
cover approximately 1 per cent of the
country's area.
Polish National Parks are exceptional in
Europe for their range of wildlife, their
size and varying geographical interest

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