Surface:Poland covers an area of 312,685 sq km.
Population: Poland has a population of around 38,518,241; Poles constitute 99.2%25 of the population.
System of government: Poland is a democratic republic.
Capital: With a population of around 1,750,000, Warsaw is the capital of the country.
Religion: More than 95%25 of the population is Roman Catholic; other religions include Polish Autocephalous Orthodox, Russian and Greek Orthodox, Protestantism, Judaism and Islam.
Official Language: Polish is the official language.
Government: Poland is a democratic republic.
Climate: The climate is temperate with cold winters and mild summers.
Units of measure and electricity: Poland follows the metric system of measurement and the official unit of electricity is 220 V and 50 Hz.
Time Zone: The Polish standard tome is GMT + 1.
Currency: Zloty (1 € = 3.63 zł)
Travel documents required: Passports are required by all travellers. Citizens of most EU countries, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Brunei Darussalam do not require a Polish visa.
Warsaw is a big city, as safe as any big city, certainly no more dangerous. It is beautiful, with so much to do and see - Old Town is terrific, as is lazienki Park with the Chopin Monument, the Palace on the Water, and the peacocks. The Metropol Hotel, right across from the Palace of Science and Culture, is my very favorite hotel in Europe or North America. I have visited many European cities, and Warsaw is just as beautiful as Paris or Rome or Florence. We visited in the summer of 2011 and loved it so much we are returning for Christmas, 2012.
KRAKOW - Picturesquely set overlooking the Vistula River, Krakow has a history going back over a thousand years, a host of monuments of Mediaeval, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture, and an old University (founded l364). A looking glass for Polish and European tradition, Krakow was entered in 1978 on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Krakow - magical city is offering lots of entertainment and attractions for tourists.
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