Taylor Perkowski

Location and Surroundings

Poland is on the continent of Europe and is 52 degrees N, 20.1degrees E. It is in Central Europe, east of Germany. The Baltic Sea is to the north of Poland.


Poland lacked a strong military and it allowed Russia, Prussia, and Austria to carry out a 1st partition in 1772, a 2nd in 1792, and a 3rd in 1795. For this period of time Poland was just Russian, Prussian, and Austrian sectors, but the Poles fought for their independence and was formally reconstituted in November 1918. Despite Polish attempts, Poland became apart of the Austria-Hungary Empire from 1867-1918. Poland joined the EU in 2004 and was not one of the original founders.


It is stated in the Polish Constitution that white and red are Poland's national colors. This happened in 1831. There are many variations of the flag. Some of the variations are used at sea and even the navel ensign of Poland.


Poland's capitol is Warszawa. It's significant culture and buildings (gothic, renaissance, baroque, and neoclassical) are popular tourist attractions. Some other major cities are Kraków, Kódź, Wrocław, and Poznań. Poland's president is elected by the most popular vote and the elected candidate is president for a five-year term. Poland uses the a currency called Polish złoty (zł).

Fun Facts

  • Poland is the 9th largest country in the world.
  • 38 million people live in Poland.
  • Maria Curie-Sklodowska was born in Poland.


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