Thursday, May 16, 2013

Introduction to Poland

Bordering on Germany in the west, the Baltic Sea 
and the Kaliningrad region of Russia in the north, 
Lithuania, Belarus, and Ukraine in the east, and the 
Czech Republic and Slovakia in the south, Poland 
is the ninth largest European country. It has a area 
of 312.685 km (120.727 sqm) and a population of 
40 million.

The official language is Polish and religion is Roman 
Catholic (95%), Orthodox (2%), Protestant (1%)

Currency: 1 zloty (PLN) = 31 cents.

Poland offers a variety of attractions:
  1. Wild scenery in the south with skiing and hiking
  2. Stunning old towns of Krakow, Zamosc and Gdansk
  3. Wilderness of the Bialowieza National Park
  4. Water sports in the Masurian Lakes in the north.

Stunning Cities

  • Krakow - the old royal capital - is acclaimed for its many precious architectural monuments and a unique friendly atmosphere
  • Gdansk, Wroclaw, Torun or Kazimierz Dolny rank among the most beautiful places in northeastern Europe
  • Warsaw, virtually destroyed during WWII has been completely reconstructed
  • Several Polish castles and palaces (accommodation possible) 
  • Ancient salt mine in WieliczkaElblag canal).

National Parks
Poland has twenty-two national parks with varied landscape - seaside,
lake districts, marshes, highlands and rocky mountains. Tatra, Mazury,
Biebrza, Narew, Wolin Island or Bieszczady have outstanding scenic
beauties and famous spa resorts.

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