Poland

By: Stephanie Samsel Pd. 9

History

Poland joined the European Union in 2004, therefore it is not a founding country because the European Union was created in 1958. In a series of agreements between 1772 and 1795, Russia, Prussia, and Austria partitioned Poland among themselves. Germany also took part of it in World War II.

Geography

Poland is located in Central Europe, specifically east of Germany and South of the Baltic Sea. Countries surrounding Poland are Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Germany. Poland has mountains in it's southern border, a north european plain across itself, Germany, Ukraine, and Belarus, forests that take up 1/4 of the land, and skiing areas.

Government and Economy

The government type in Poland is a Republic. The capital is Warsaw. Four major cities in Poland are Łódź, Krakow, Wrocław, and Poznań. Their currency type is a zloty.

Main Attractions

The two most popular tourist attractions in Poland are the Main Market Square and the Warsaw Old Market Place. People should visit the Main Market Square because it is the largest medieval town square in Europe. The Warsaw Old Market Place should be visited because it was the heart of Polish culture for 5 centuries. It was destroyed in World War II, but was reconstructed after the war ended.
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Interesting Facts

  • Poland has about 9,300 lakes
  • 2/3 of dental and medical students are women
  • Poland means "land of fields"

Citations

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