22 Amazing Facts About Poland

Poland is situated at the heart of Europe. Poland has a very beautiful nature. Despite the fact that the nation is not very big, nature is diverse. It also has beautiful cities, Stately castles, and diverse geography. Polish people have contributed a lot to the field of art, music, philosophy, mathematics, science, politics, and literature. It is a wondrous country with a magnificent land, history, and culture.

  1. Poland shares borders with Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and Russia.
  2. The country’s official name in the polish language is Polska, which originated from a tribe name polanie meaning people living in open fields.
  3. The country is the 9th biggest country in Europe.
  4. The polish people gave some very important things to the world. Some of them are Kerosene lamp, Esperanto, Bulletproof vest, Paper clips, Toothpaste, Walkie talkie, first mini-computer known as k-202 in 1970, graphene production.
  5. Polish is the 10th most hardest language in the world.
  6. The polish language consists of 32 letters, where the English language consists of only 26.
  7. Corn poppy is the national flower of Poland.
  8. The country has 16 UNESCO world heritage sites, out of which 15 are cultural, and one is natural.
  9. The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork is the largest castle in the world measured by land area and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  10. The Polish constitution of Poland was the first constitution in entire Europe and was the 2nd in the year. The constitution was adopted on May 3, 1971.
  11. Mariusz Pudzianowski has won the title of the world’s strongest person for five times.
  12. The polish-born astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus developed the heliocentric model in the 16th century that predicted that the earth was not the center of the universe. He also predicted that earth and other planets revolve around the sun.
  13. The polish people are considered to be one of the biggest and most widely dispersed in the world. It is estimated that around 18 to 20 million people of Polish descent are living abroad.
  14. Poland is the biggest producer of amber on the planet.
  15. Poland is a religious country consisting of 94.2% of the total population following a religion. About 92.9% follow Christianity, 0.7% follow eastern orthodoxy, 0.3% are Jehovah’s witnesses, 0.2 % are protestant and 3.1% are unaffiliated.
  16. The country is the 22nd most complex economy in the world.
  17. The top 5 exports of Poland are Vehicle Parts ($14.7 Billion), Cars ($7.25 Billion), Seats ($6.24 Billion), Other Furniture ($5.33 Billion), and Video Displays ($4.77 Billion).
  18. The top 5 imports of Poland are Crude Petroleum ($12.1 Billion), Cars ($10.7 Billion), Vehicle Parts ($9.18 Billion), Broadcasting Equipment ($5.4 Billion), and Packaged Medicaments ($5.15 Billion).
  19. Poland has the 5th largest per capita consumption of beer on the planet, with 98.2 liters of beer in the year 2019.
  20. The white eagle is the national animal and symbol of the country. The white bird adorns the nation’s crest, is found on its currency, and is also embedded on the uniforms of their football stars.
  21. Poland has 19 Nobel laureates because of which it stands out at the 13th position in the world in terms of numbers of Nobel prizes by a country.
  22. On November 11, 1918, Poland declared itself as a republic, independent of Russia. Poles have celebrated Independence Day as a national holiday on November 11 since 1937. However, public celebration of the holiday was forbidden from the year 1939 to1989, while Poland was under a Communist government. Since that government collapsed, Independence Day has become one of the most important Polish national holiday.

  • CAPITAL CITY: Warsaw
  • POPULATION: 3.8 crores
  • LARGEST CITY: Warsaw
  • GDP NOMINAL: $607 billion
  • GDP RANK: 20th
  • CURRENCY:Polish złoty
  • FOUNDED: 1919
  • FATHER OF THE NATION: Józef Piłsudski
  • TOTAL AREA: 312,679 km2
  • AREA RANK: 61th worldwide
  • CONTINENT: Europe
  • ARMY STRENGTH: 117,800
  • ARMY RANK: 24th
  • LITERACY RATE: 98.74%
  • PER CAPITA INCOME: 33,060 PPP dollars (2019)


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