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Poland is an eastern European country on the Baltic Sea known for its medieval architecture and Jewish heritage. Warsaw, the capital, has shopping and nightlife, plus the Warsaw Uprising Museum, honoring the city’s WWII-era resistance to German occupation. In the city of Kraków, 14th-century Wawel Castle rises above the medieval old town, home to Cloth Hall, a Renaissance trading post in Rynek Glówny (market square).

Languages: Polish 97.8%, other and unspecified 2.2%

Ethnic Groups: Polish 96.7%, German 0.4%, Belarusian 0.1%, Ukrainian 0.1%, other and unspecified 2.7%

Belief Systems: Roman Catholic 89.8% (about 75% practicing), Eastern Orthodox 1.3%, Protestant 0.3%, other 0.3%, unspecified 8.3%

Demographics:

 

Population: 38.3 million people (World Rank: 34th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 326 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 93rd) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.0384 %/yr (World Rank: 206th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 76.4 years (World Rank: 77th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 38 years (World Rank: 39th) (2010 estimate) Sites for More Information:

 

Map of Poland
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

 

United Nations Country Profile for Poland

Poland - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Poland

Wikipedia Entry for Poland

Current News in Poland

Poland - Facts and Information 1
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Poland

Poland - Facts and Information 2
The World Factbook Entry for Poland

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Poland 1
from travelnotes.org

 

Traveling to Poland 2

Events in Poland

Music Festivals in Poland

Travel Guide for Poland
Wikitravel Entry for Poland

Language Resources:

Learn Polish Online

Learn Polish Online 2
from mylanguages.org

Polish Language Games
from digitaldialects.com

Polish language, alphabet, and pronunciation
from omniglot.com

Government Related:

Embassy of Poland
in Washington D.C.

Governmnet Websites of Poland

Current Local Weather:

Local Weather Conditions


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