Poland Facts for Kids

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  • Country Name: Poland
  • Continent: Europe
  • Primary Language: Polish
  • Population: 38,386,000 (2019 estimate)
  • Currency: Polish złoty (PLN)
  • GDP: 585.664 billion (2018, World Bank)

26 Poland Facts for Kids

  1. Poland is a country on the continent of Europe.
  2. The official name for Poland is the Republic of Poland.
  3. A native or resident of Poland is called Polish or Pole.
  4. The primary language spoken in Poland is Polish.
  5. In Poland, about half of the people also speak English.
  6. The capital city of Poland is Warsaw.
  7. The population of Poland was 38,386,000 based on 2019 estimates.
  8. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Poland was the 38th most populated country in the world.
  9. The national currency of Poland is the Polish złoty (PLN).
  10. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Poland was 585.664 billion USD.
  11. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Poland was 22nd on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
  12. The country of Poland covers 120,733 square miles.
  13. Poland is the 71st largest country by square miles.
  14. The largest city in Poland is Warsaw.
  15. Warsaw in Poland is considered a global city, also referred to as a world city, world center, power city, or alpha city.
  16. Warsaw in Poland has been ranked as one of the most liveable cities in Central and Eastern Europe.
  17. The highest point in Poland is Rysy Mountain at 8,212 feet.
  18. The longest river in Poland is the Vistula River at 651 miles long.
  19. The largest lake in Poland is Śniardwy Lake at 43.9 square miles.
  20. There are eight islands on the surface of Śniardwy Lake in Poland.
  21. The government of Poland is a unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic.
  22. Poland is divided into 16 Voivodeships (provinces).
  23. Drivers in Poland drive on the right side of the road.
  24. The country calling code for Poland is +48.
  25. The ISO 3166 code for Poland is PL.
  26. The national anthem of Poland is called “Mazurek Dąbrowskiego” also referred to as “Poland Is Not Yet Lost”.

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