Facts about Poland

Republic of Poland facts

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.