Poland

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General Information
 

The Republic of Poland  

Location

Central Europe

Border countries

Germany (467 km), Czech Republic (790 km), Slovakia (538 km), Ukraine (529 km), Belarus (416 km), Russia (210 km), Lithuania (103 km), Baltic coastline (788 km)

Area

312 685 km2

Population

38 million

Capital

Warszawa (Warsaw)

Official language

Polish

Administrative division

16 provinces (wojewodztwa)

Political system

Parliamentary republic

President

Bronisław Maria Komorowski

Prime Minister

Ewa Kopacz

Parliament

the Sejm 460 deputies, the Senate 100 deputies (four-year term)

Currency

1 Zloty (PLN) = 100 Groszy

Time

GMT/UTC + 1

Calling code

48

Internet TLD

.pl

Electricity

230 volts, 50 Hz AC

Religion

Catholics 90.7 %, Orthodox 1.4%, others 7.9%

Nationalities

Poles 98.5 %, Ukrainians 0.6%, Germans 0.5, others 0.4%

International organisations

  • Member of the United Nations and a number of its specialised agencies (UN High Commissioner for Refugees, International Labour Organisation, UNESCO, World Health Organisation, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and International Monetary Fund);
  • The Council of Europe;
  • The Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe;
  • The Central European Initiative;
  • Full member of the Inter national Organisation for Migration;
  • Member of the World Trade Organisation;
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development;
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development;
  • In 1999 joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation;
  • In 1994, Poland applied to join the European Union (EU) and entered into negotiations for full EU membership in March 1998. In May 2004, Poland and nine other countries joined the EU as full members.

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