Facts about polands relationship to the EU and geography

Poland joined the EU in 2004 and was not a founding member. Before it joined the EU it was part of Russia (aka the USSR, soviet block). Poland was part of Russia until 1830, then got taken over by Russia 3 more times until it finally gained true independence in 1945. It's neighboring countries are, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Lithuania, Ukraine, and Germany.

Capital cities

The capital of Poland is Warsaw. Some other major countries are Szczecin, Cracow, Wroclaw, and Poznan.

Tourist attractions

Places people should visit are the Tatra mountians because they are the highest mountain range in the Carpathian mountians. Another place is the Warsaw uprising museum because you can learn all about the uprising.


They have a republican government. They use Polish złoty (gold) as currency as they are not part of the EU

Interesting facts

  • Poland got taken over by Russia in 1830
  • They gained independence for the last time in 1945 when WWII ended
  • Poland joined NATO in 1999