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Poland

General Information about Poland

Poland is a country in Central Europe on the Baltic Sea with Germany on its Western border, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the South, Ukraine and Belarus to the East and Lithuania to the North. It has a population of 38.5 million and its capital city is Warsaw. Poland has one of the highest number of lakes in the world.

There are many castles, forts and restored buildings to see in the North of Poland including Gdansk a 1000 year old city, the birthplace of the Solidarity Movement which changed the face of Poland in the 1980's. Cracow, which was once Poland's capital, is also a very old city with many preserved medieval buildings in the Old Town. Outdoor activities are well catered for with plenty of water activities in one of Poland's many lakes, mountain climbing in Jura and mountain activities in the Klodzko Valley.

A good range of accommodation is available to suit most budgets from hostels, bed and breakfasts, apartments and hotels.

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Climate

Find Out About The Climate In Poland

The climate in Poland is typically continental with some oceanic influences. The summer months are generally hot while the winters can be severe. May through to September are the best months to visit Poland with warm and sunny days and averages of 25+ degrees, while July is the hottest month. Temperatures between May and September can drop below zero degrees and the coldest spot in Poland is around Suwalki.

Geography

Geographical Information On Poland

Poland can be located in Central Europe with Germany, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Sslovakia and the Czech Republic as its neighbours. It has a coastline of 491 kilometres and a total landmass of 312,685 square kilometres. The countryside is mainly flat with mountains along the southern border. The capital of Poland is Warsaw with a total population of over 38,518,241 and is evenly distributed throughout the country.

Economy

Learn About The Economy In Poland

Poland industry sector is very strong with large quantities of iron, steel, coal mining, chemicals, shipbuilding, food processing, glass, beverages and textiles being manufactured. The agricultural industry is not as strong as what it should be partially because only 47 percent of the land is arable and 13 percent is used for meadows and pastures. The main produces are grain, sugar beet, oilseed, and potatoes. The official currency is the the Zloty with the chances of the EURO being introduced before 2010 being quite low.

Festivals and Events

Discover What's On In Poland

There are many things to see and do in Poland throughout the year but one of the most popular events is the Lajkonik Festival with celebrations revolving the historic events from when the city was founded over 1400 years ago. The event begins with a man dressed in Mongol attire with a wooden horse around his waist and is followed by musicians and men and women throughout the streets. Then in February there is the International Sailors Song Festival Shanties which is one of the largest shanties in Europe. The festival draw crowd from all over Europe and is full of adventure and festivities.

Apartments in Poland

Attractions, Activities and Tours in Poland

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Hostels in Poland

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