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About Poland

Poland, officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country in Central Europe. Poland is bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Bielarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north. The total Area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres (120,726 sq mi), making it the 69th largest country in the world and 9th in Europe. Poland has a population of over 38 million people, which makes it the 33rd most populous country in the world.
 
The establishment of a Polish state is often identified with the adoption of Christianity by its ruler Mieszko I in 966, when the state covered territory similar to that of present-day Poland. Poland became a kingdom in 1025, and in 1569 it cemented a long association with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania by uniting to form the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Commonwealth collapsed in 1795, and its territory was partitioned among Prussia, Russia, and Austria.
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Economy

Basic data
Territory: 312,685 km2
Population: 38.23m (2002 National Census)
Population growth: -0.06% (average, 2002-2006)
Land boundaries: Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine
Main Towns: Warsaw (capital), Lodz, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, Katowice, Szczecin, Bydgoszcz, Lublin
Language: Polish
Measures: Metric system
Time: 1 hour ahead of GMT
Currency: Zloty (PLN)
Religions: Roman Catholic (95%), Eastern Orthodox, Protestant and other (5%);
Government ENGINE: Parliamentary democracy
President: Bronislaw Komorowski
Prime Minister: Donald Tusk
EU entry date: 1st May 2004
Public holidays: 1st January (New Year's Day); Easter Monday; 1st May (Labour Day); 3rd May (Polish National Day, Proclamation of 1791 Constitution); Corpus Christi; Assumption; 1st November (All Saints' Day); 11th November (Independence Day); 25th-26th December (Christmas) 
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Tourism

Dynamic growth of tourism market in Poland
2006 was characterised by dynamic growth in most sectors of the tourism industry in Poland. This positive trend resulted to a large extent from a second consecutive year of strong growth in the Polish economy. The diversified tourist offer and improving infrastructure encouraged both incoming and domestic tourists to spend their holiday in this country. Poland is awakening the interest of tourists by raising interest in larger cities such as Krakow, Warsaw or Wroclaw and its interesting natural features, including the Baltic Sea, Masuria Lakes and Tatra Mountains.
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Apartments
About our work
NordicHouse in Krakow is a consulting company, which was created with the purpose of initiating and developing the interregional cooperation between the Nordic countries and the Southern Poland through promotion of contacts for business, tourism and culture.
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