FDI 2016 Poznań, Poland

Essential information

Poland is a beautiful country and has rich and fascinating history. It’s a paradise for nature lovers and photographers. 

Location: Middle 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 in the world
Population: 38.161 (118,2 people/km²). Poland is the 8th largest country in Europe, and 34th in the world
Nationality: Polish 96,7%
Language: Polish
Local time: GMT+01:00
Currency: PLN Polish zloty
Rates of exchange: 1 EURO=4,15 PLN; 1 GBP=5,80 PLN, 1 USD=3,79 PLN
Political system: parliamentary democracy
Head of State: President Andrzej Duda
International relations: Schengen (2007), UE (2004), NATO (1999), OECD (1996), WTO (1995), ONZ (1945)
GPD total: 525.7 bln USD; GPD per capita: 17,482 USD.
Poland’s economy is 7th in Europe, and 21th in the world
Human Development Index (2007): 41 position / 182 countries
Quality of Life Index (2007): 43 position / 195 countries
Index of Economic Freedom (2009): 82 position / 179 countries


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Warmest month: July (27°C), coldest month December (-10°C)
Maximum distance from north to south 649 km, from east to west 689 km
Borderline: 3511 km, costline: 440 km
The Baltic Sea on the North
The Sudety and Karpaty Mountains on the South
Forest covers 28,7% of the land area

Emergency number (from mobile phone) 112
Emergency service 999
Fire brigade 998
Police 997

About Polska - an insider guide for outsiders
(Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Poland)

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Official Promotional Website of Poland    visit the website
Poland in Your Pocket   visit the website
Polish culture, art, events...    visit the website 
Poland's official travel website    visit the website 
Poland is here - sightseeing, travel planner...   visit the website 
Polish cuisine...     visit the website