Where is Poland?

Poland is a European country covering 312,685.00 km2 of which 2.70% is water and 304,255.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 71st largest country in the world and about twice the size of Georgia slightly smaller than New Mexico. Its geographic coordinates are 52 00 N, 20 00 E and Warsaw is the capital city.

Poland has a 3,071.00 km border with Belarus (418 km), Czech Republic (796 km), Germany (467 km), Lithuania (104 km), Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) (210 km), Slovakia (541 km) and Ukraine (535 km). Poland has implemented strict Schengen border rules in order to restrict illegal immigration and trade along its eastern borders with Belarus and Ukraine.

The name Poland derives from the Polanians, a west Slavic tribe.

Its ISO code is PL.

Geography

It is located in Central Europe. Poland has a mean elevation of 173 m above sea level.

It has a martime temperate climate that is cooler and wetter in the north and warmer and drier in the south. Its terrain is mostly flat, with mountains along the southern border.

Population

Poland has a population of 38,523,261 making it the 34th largest in the world. Major population centers are mostly found in the southern and cnetral regions.

Polish is the official language. The majority ethnic group is Polish. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic.

The dialing code for the country is 48.

Government

Poland is an independent country. The republic was proclaimed in 1918. Its constitution was last ratified in 1997.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Poland's GDP is $1,050,000,000,000.00 (USD) with $27,700.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 24th largest economy and its citizens the 65th richest in the world. The currency of Poland is the Zloty (PLN).

Its major export partners are Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Czech Republic. Its main exports are machinery and transport equipment, and intermediate manufactured goods. Its major import partners are Germany, China, and Russia. Its major imports include machinery and transport equipment, intermediate manufactured goods, and chemicals.