Area: 312 679 sq.km.
Population: 38 501 000 ppl.
Currency: Polish Zloty (PLN)
Time zone: UTC+1
Phone code: +48
Poland is officially called the Republic of Poland. Poland is a state located in Central Europe. Northern part of the country is washed by the Baltic Sea. Poland shares borders with the following countries: Germany (West), Czech Republic (South-West) Slovakia (South), Ukraine (South-East), Belorussia (East), Lithuania and Russia (North-East).
Total area of Poland is 312 679 square kilometers. Total area of the land is 304 459 sq.km, water area is 8 220 sq.km. Total number of population is 38 501 000 people. Total length of borders is 3528 km; 3054 km from them are land borders and 528km sea borders.
About 2/3 of the territory in the north and center of the country are Polish Lowlands. On the north side is the Baltic Ridge, the South and Southeast have Małopolska and Lublin Uplands, along the southern part lye the Carpathian Mountains.
Poland is a member of the European UNI0N and NATO.
On May 1, 2004 the state joined the European UNI0N, and on December 21, 2007 country entered the Schengen zone. Legislative authority in Poland belongs to the National Assembly of the Republic of Poland, consisting of the Senate and Sejm. The form of government in Poland is a parliamentary republic.