Wieliczka Salt Mine near Krakow


Location: Central Europe, on the Baltic Sea

Land boundaries: Russia – Kaliningrad (N), Lithuania (N-E), Ukraine and Bialorus (E), Czech Republik and Slowakia (S), Germany (W) 

Capital: Warsaw (Warszawa) with 1 707,981 inhabitants

Other major cities: Kraków, Łódź, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk

Total area: 322.575 km². Poland is the 9th largest country in Europe, and 68th on the world

Population: 38.161 (118,2 people/km²). Poland is the 8th largest country in Europe, and 34th in the world

Language: polish

Local time: GMT+01:00

Time zone: Central European Time (CET), from April to October – summer time (GMT + 1, GMT + 2)

Climate: Warmest month: July (27°C), coldest month December (-10°C)

Telephone numbers: The country telephone code for the Poland is +48

Voltage: 220 v/50 hz

Public Holidays and non working days: Non working days are Saturday, Sunday, New Year’s Day (January 1st), Epiphany (January 6th), Easter (Easter Sunday and Monday are moveable holidays), Labour Day (May 1st ), the anniversary of the Constitution of Third May (May 3rd ), Corpus Christi (moveable, always Thursday, 60 days after Easter ), Assumption (August 15th), All Saint’s Day (November 1st), National Independence Day (November 11th ), Christmas (December 25th and 26th).

Currency: PLN Polish zloty

Political system: parliamentary democracy

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