Key Information & Facts of Poland

General Points to Know and Traveler's Information for Visiting

Updated: 5 September 2016.

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General Info

Warsaw

is the capital and largest city.

Polish Złoty (PLN)

is the national currency. 1 złoty = groszy; 1 grosz = 1/100 złoty.

38,483,957

is the population (2014 estimate).

+48

is the country’s calling (dialing) code.

312,685

km2 (120,696 mi2) is its area.

Polish

is the main language spoken.

Latin

is the script used with the Polish alphabet and language.

Central European Time (UTC+1)

is the country’s time zone; summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2).

Polska

is the endonym for the country, the name that the locals call their country, in their Polish language.

'Polish' or 'Pole'

is the demonym for the people of this country. Don’t know what that is, or want to learn more?Read more about demonyms via this article »

PL

is the country’s 2-digit ISO country code.

For the Travelers

Right

is the side of the road they drive on.

Types C & E

is the country’s electricity adapter types, 230 V, 50 Hz, as defined by the IEC.Learn more about the different plug and socket types »

18

is the smoking age.

18

is the age for purchasing alcohol, though it seems there might not be a law for consumption.

15

is the age of consent.

112

is the general emergency number.

Do I Need A Visa?

Find out the requirements over at VisaHQ » (aff. link)

Government & Identity

Andrzej Duda

is the president.

Parliamentary Republic

is the country’s form/structure of government.

Beata Szydło

is the prime minister.

'Zgromadzenie Narodowe'

is the country’s legislating body (National Assembly).

'Mazurek Dąbrowskiego'

is the country’s national anthem, known in English by its first line: “Poland is not yet lost” – which also serves as an unofficial national motto.
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Key Cities & Regions

More coming soon!
Warsaw (Warszawa) Kraków

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