Jessica Simon Period 6


Welcome to Poland!

Whether you're interested in nature, historic sites, or museums, there are many things to see and do throughout Poland.


In Poland, some regional foods are pierogi, uszka, bigos, and schnitzel.

Some more common foods here are also eaten there, including soup, meat, fish, salad, potatoes, bread, and cheesecake. People normally leave a little bit of food on their plate to show that they've had enough food.


Popular sports in Poland are soccer, bicycling, volleyball, basketball, and various individual sports. They enjoy hiking, canoeing, and kayaking as well.

Must See... Places to go in Poland

Interesting places to see in Poland are Ojcow National Park, Krakow and its Old Town, Marienburg Castle, and Auschwitz. Other interesting places are the Tatra Mountains, Gdansk, the Bieszczady Mountains, and Katowice.


Interesting museums to go to would be the Polish Aviation Museum, the Czartoryskis Museum, and the Museum of Natural History.

Phrases You Need To Know in Polish

Although there are others spoken, like Russian, German, and English, Polish is the main language of Poland. Good phrases to know in Polish are Cześć, which means Hi or Hello, Dzień dobry, which means Good day, Dobry wieczór, which means Good evening, Do widzenia, which means Goodbye, and Dziękuję, which means Thank you.


Polish government is similar to our government in the U.S. They modeled their constitution after ours, and have an elected president to represent them as a country. Their current president is Bronislaw Komorowski. They also have a prime minister, Donald Tusk. They have an upper house, the 100-seat Senat, and the 460-seat Sejm. They have sixteen provinces, which are called wojewodztwa. Their type of government is a republic, and this means that the person ruling the country is not a monarch, and people elect them; their position is not inherited.

Currency and Exchange Rate

The currency of Poland is the zloty. the exchange rate between this and the U.S. dollar is 2.9628 zloty for 1 U.S. dollar.


Polish people celebrate holidays such as New Year's Day, Labor Day, Third of May/Constitution Day, and Independence Day. Independence Day is a different day than ours. It is the 11th of November.


Information from:

"Poland." CultureGrams Online Edition. ProQuest, 2012. Web. 1 Dec 2012.

United States. CIA. N.p.: n.p., n.d. CIA World Factbook. Web. 25 Jan. 2013.


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