Poland

Government

Poland has a Democratic Republic/Limited Government. Poland is governed under the constitution of 1997. The president, who is the head of state, is popularly elected for a five-year term and is eligible for a second term. The prime minister, who is the head of government, is appointed by the president

Languages

Polish (official) 98.2%, Silesian 1.4%, other 1.1%, unspecified 1.3%

Polish is a Western Slavonic language with about 40 million speakers mainly in Poland. There are also significant Polish communities in Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine, and significant numbers of Polish speakers in many other countries, including the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Latvia, Romania, the UK and USA. Polish is closely related to Kashubian, Lower Sorbian, Upper Sorbian, Czech and Slovak.

Imports/Exports

Major Poland's imports are capital goods needed for industrial retooling and for manufacturing inputs. The country's exports also include machinery, but are highly diversified. The most successful exports are furniture, foods, motor boats, light planes, hardwood products, casual clothing, shoes and cosmetics.

Similarities and Differences between the U.S. and Poland

The U.S. government type is Democratic Republic and Poland's government type is also Democratic Republic. Barack Obama is the U.S. president and Poland's president is Bronislaw Komorowski. Both countries have 3 branches of power.In Poland the people speak Polish and in the United States the people speak English.

Geography

Poland is in Europe and the countries that surround it are Germany,Czech Republic,Slovakia,Ukraine,Belarus, and Lithuania

Poland's major physical features are cliffs and sand dunes

The Oder, Vistula and Warta are the country's major rivers. Numerous small lakes dot the far northeast. Fronted by the Baltic Sea in the north

Economy

Poland's life expectancy is 76.80 years,Poland's birth rate is 99.8, Poland's birth rate is 1.30 and most of Poland's water comes from other places. Poland's GDP is about 13,647.96.

Culture

People in Poland wear elegant clothes for special occasions and some men wear suits and ties and their normal clothing is a t-shirt and jeans.In Poland they celebrate many holidays that America celebrates EX: New years eve, Easter, Christmas, ect. Poland is 87.2% Cathoilc. Poland eats mainly Italian food.

Climate

Poland's weather is mostly sunny and usually the high for the year is 18 degrees Celsius. Poland's average rainfall for the year is 50 cm. The average yearly temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit.

History

On November 11th, 1918 Poland became a independent country. Also, in 1914 Poland participated in World War 1. In 1947 Poland became a communist people Republic