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Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe. Poland is bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres, making it the 69th largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. Poland has a population of over 38 million people, which makes it the 34th most populous country in the world. The establishment of a Polish state is often identified with the adoption of Christianity by its ruler Mieszko I, in 966, when the state covered territory similar to that of present-day Poland. In 1025, Poland became a kingdom and in 1569, it cemented a long association with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, by signing the Union of Lublin, forming the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
Poland Most Popular Attractions and Landmarks
Although founded late in Polish history (at the beginning of the 14th century), centrally located Warsaw has been Poland's capital on and off since 1611. Long a cultural and industrial centre, Warsaw was one of central Europe's most beautiful and sophisticated cities until it scooped the prize for worst-ravaged in WW II. Read More about Warsaw Attractions...
The Tatras Attractions
The Tatras are the highest of all the Carpathians and the country's only alpine range. It's a region of towering peaks and steep rocky cliffs plunging hundreds of metres into glacial lakes. Winters are long and summers are short and not steamy enough to melt all the snow. Late spring and early autumn are the best times to visit as they straddle the happy valley of good weather and few visitors. Read More about The Tatras Attractions...
The royal capital for half a millennium, Kraków has witnessed and absorbed more history than any other Polish city. Moreover, it came through the last war unscathed, so it has retained a wealth of old architecture from different periods. The tallest structures on Kraków's skyline are not skyscrapers but the spires of old churches, the 20th century's impact having been confined to acid rain. Yet Kraków is not a silent memorial to bygone events: it's a city alive with character and soul. Read More about Krakow Attractions...
Great Masurian Lakes Attractions
The central part of Masuria has the biggest concentration of lakes in Poland, with over 15% of the area under water. The main lakes, the Sniardwy and the Mamry, are linked by rivers and canals to form an extensive system of waterways. Needless to say, the whole area has become a prime destination for yachting enthusiasts and canoeists. Read More about Great Masurian Lakes Attractions...
Hardly an attraction in the normal sparkly sense, Oswiecim is a medium-sized industrial town 60km west of Kraków. The Polish name may be unfamiliar but its German rendering, Auschwitz, is tragically evocative. In 1945 the retreating Nazis destroyed part of what was their largest concentration camp, but what's left of the death factories in this quiet rural area is more than enough to show the magnitude of the holocaust. Read More about Oswiecim Attractions...
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Poland Prehistory - Piast Dynasty of Poland - Jagiellon Dynasty of Poland - Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
Partitions of Poland - Reconstitution of Poland - World War II of Poland - Postwar Communist Poland - Democratic Poland
Demographics of Poland - Geography of Poland - Rivers in Poland - Geology of Poland - Mountains & Topography
Lakes in Poland - The Coast of Poland - The Desert of Poland - Land Use of Poland - Flora & Fauna of Poland
Climate of Poland - Government of Poland - Administrative Divisions - Economy of Poland - Religion in Poland
Education in Poland - Telecommunication and IT - Famous People of Poland
Cuisine in Poland - Architecture in Poland - Sports in Poland
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