What are facts on Poland?
Area: 312,000 km2 Location: Central Europe. Poland borders on Germany, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia. Its northern border - 500 km long - runs along the Baltic Sea coast. Population: 38,000,000 Polish flag: White and red Official language: Polish Capital city: Warsaw The major Polish cities: Cracow, Gdansk, Katowice, Lodz, Poznan, Szczecin, Wroclaw and Lublin. Climate: The average temperature in July is 19 °C (67 °F), but there are many summer days when temperatures rise to 30°C (86°F). The best time of the year for practising winter sports is between January and March 1. The population of Poland is 39 million. 2. The six biggest cities in Poland are Warsaw, Lodz, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, and Gdansk 3. The highest point in Poland is Rysy in the Tatra Mountains (2,499m) 4. The coldest part of Poland is in the the North-East and the warmest is in the South-west. 5. The most popular name for a dog in Poland is Burek (meaning a brownish-grey colour)! 6. Poland is the the ninth biggest country in Europe and it shares frontiers with seven countries: Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, and Germany. 7. Poland's capitals have been Gniezno, Poznan, Krakow and Warsaw. Lublin has twice served as Poland's temporary capital, after both the First and Second World Wars. 8. Geographically, Poland is not in the Eastern Europe. It is in the very centre of Europe. 9. In Poland most Poles consider their name day (in Polish: "imieniny") more important than their birthdays. People with the same day celebrate on the same day each year. 10. The national symbol of Poland is the White tailed Eagle.