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Poland in short

Official name:
The Republic of Poland/Rzeczpospolita Polska
(short form: Poland/Polska)

Location:
Central Europe

Border countries:
Belarus 416 km, Czech Republic 790 km,
Germany 467 km, Lithuania 103 km,
Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) 210 km,
Slovakia 541 km, Ukraine 529 km

Government type:
republic

Capital city:
Warsaw

Population:
nearly 38 mln inhabitants

Language:
Polish

Why Poland

Poland is a fascinating country that serves as the geographical and cultural crossroads of Eastern and Western Europe. Located at the center of the Northern European plain, Poland has been a nation of survivors since the foundation of the first Polish state more than 1000 years ago. Through its turbulent history its people have managed to maintain their identity, and today, the country enjoys a crucial position as the largest of the former Eastern European states and one of the most populous members of the European Union.

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General information about Poland

Poland is located in the very centre of Europe. With the total area of 312,679 km² (120,728 sq mi) it’s the seventh biggest country on the continent. Polish population is over 38,5 million people. The capital city is Warsaw (around 2 million inhabitants). Poland borders 7 countries: Germany on the west, Czech Republic and Slovakia on the south, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania on the east, and Russia on the north.

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Living in Poland

In Polish cities it's easy for a student to find a part-time job. The wages increase systematically, so many Polish students choose paid studies and start working. Although the permission to work in Poland depends on your country of origin.

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Poland in short

  • Border countries: Belarus 416 km, Czech Republic 790 km, Germany 467 km, Lithuania 103 km, Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) 210 km, Slovakia 541 km, Ukraine 529 km
  • Language: Polish
  • Capital city: Warsaw
  • Official name: Republic of Poland /Rzeczpospolita Polska
  • (short form: Poland/ Polska)
  • Independence: 11 November 1918 (republic proclaimed)

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World famous Poles

Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) -virtuoso pianist and the greatest Polish composer of Romantic period. He wrote his works especially for the piano, including concerts, sonatas, etudes, preludes, polonaises, mazurkas and waltzes. His works had an enormous influence on the music of the end of the 19th and the 20th centuries.

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