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Central European Country

  • Poland is the 69th largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe in terms of area.
  • It is the 34th most populous country in the world.
  • It is a unitary state made up of 16 voivodeships.
  • The country has 14 heritage sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
  • Vistula is the longest river in the country.
  • Forests cover 28.8% of its land area.
  • Polish armed forces are composed of four branches - land force, navy, air force and special force.
  • Poland, along with Ukraine, is the host the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship.
  • Polish observe name day which is more important that the birthday.
  • Poland boasts 17 Nobel prize winners, including four Peace Prizes and five in Literature.
  • 90% of Poles have completed at least secondary education.
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