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Nationality: Polish



Languages:  Polish



Religions: Catholix



Population: 38,562,189



Median Age: 39.9 years



Population Growth Rate:-0.09%



Birth Rate: 0.94%


Death Rate:  1.02%



Capital: Warsaw


Electricity Production: 150 billion kWh



Electricity Exports: 12.32 billion kWh



Electricity Imports : 7.8 billion kWh



Telephones- Landline:5.04 million



Telephone- Mobile Cellular: 59.8 million



Airports:126


Airports with Paved Runways :  87



Heliports:6


Railways: 19,837



Road Ways: 412,035


Water Ways:  3997


interesting facts  Poland


Passports Validity: Must be valid for at least three months beyond your planned date of departure from the Schegen area



Introduction:
Poland's history as a state began near the middle of the 10th century.
By the mid-16th century the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth ruled a vast tract of land in central and eastern Europe


Economy :
Poland has pursued a policy of economic liberalization since 1990 and Poland's economy was the only one in the EU to avoid a recession  through the 2009-09 economic downtown





Facts Poland


  • Many people in Poland celebrate their name day rather than their birthday. Most calendars will have the names for each day 



  • Przystanek Woodstock is the biggest open air festival in Europe - an annual free rock music festival in Poland , inspired by and named for the wood stock festival



  • Kupala dai is a popular holiday in which people jump over fires . On this day young people jump over flames of bonfires in a ritual test of bravery and faith . In legend one may test their fate of a relationship by jumping the fire with their partner . If they are still holding hands while they land , the couple is destined to be together 





  • Located in Wroclaw is the oldest restaurant in Europe according to some sources . The Piwnica Swidnicka has been operating since 1271


  • Bigos is probably the most popular traditoinal dish and is essentially a stew made from Polish sauerkraut , fresh cabbage different types of meat sausage prunes dried mushrooms onions and spices . The stew is cooked for a few days and served with potatoes and bread

  • Poles represent the biggest number of people by nationally to rescue Jews during the Holocaust up to around 450000 from certain death. Poland holds the world record with the most people at 6135 being awarded the title of Righteous among the nations by the state of Israel 
  • Polish dumplings are one of the national  dishes . This pierogis are dumplings of unleavened dough first boiled then they are baked or fried usually  in butter with onions traditionally stuffed with potato filling sauerkraut ground meat cheese or fruit

Poland is the home the world strongest man . Mariusz Pudzianowski who has won 5 championships and 2 runner up titles in the " World's Strongest Man" competition . Since the competitions debut in 1977 only 2 other athletes have come close both who won 4 championships title each

Wojtek is a brown bear that was adopted by the Polish II Corps during the Battle of Monte Cassino . Wojtek help carry ammunition and other heavy artillery and proved to be a great soldier during WWII . Polish soldier also trained Wojtek to smoke drink beer and wrestle.
Poland has the highest literacy rate of 99.7% compared to its size of 38 million people . Only 11 countries in the world are higher all of which have a much smaller population . By comparison , the United States , Iceland , Germany ,Japan, Italy and France have a literacy rate of 99%



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