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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%


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

Country Profile for Poland
United Nations

Poland - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress


Current News in Poland

Poland - Facts and Information 1

Poland - Facts and Information 2
World Factbook

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Poland 1

Traveling to Poland 2

Music Festivals in Poland

Travel Guide for Poland

Language Resources:

Learn Polish Online

Learn Polish Online 2

Polish Language Games

Polish language, alphabet, and pronunciation

Government Related:

Embassy of Poland
in Washington D.C.

Governmnet Websites of Poland
by Gunnar Anzinger

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