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Poland is situated on the North European Plain. It borders Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south and Belarus and Ukraine to the east. Poland consists mainly of lowlands and the climate is continental, marked by long severe winters and short warm summers. Over one-quarter of the labor force is involved in predominantly small-scale agriculture. The main crops are potatoes, wheat, barley, sugar beet and fodder crops. The industrial sector of the economy is large scale. Poland has large deposits of coal and reserve of natural gas, copper and silver and is a main producer of sulphur. Vast forests stretching inland from the coast supply the paper and furniture industries. Other industries include food processing, engineering, shipbuilding, textiles and chemicals. The country has serious environmental problems due to factors such as untreated sewage, industrial discharges, air pollution and soil contamination although some progress has been made to rectify matters. Tourism is increasing with the Baltic resorts, mountains and cultural and historic sites being of prime importance.

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Poland Tour: Poland – Fact and Info

Geographic coordinates: 52 00 N, 20 00
Area: 312,679 sq km

Coastline: 440 km

Climate: temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation; mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers

Population: 38,482,919

Ethnic groups: Polish 96.7%, German 0.4%, Belarusian 0.1%, Ukrainian 0.1%, other and unspecified 2.7%

Religions: Roman Catholic 89.8% (about 75% practicing), Eastern Orthodox 1.3%, Protestant 0.3%, other 0.3%, unspecified 8.3%

Languages: Polish 97.8%, other and unspecified 2.2%

Capital city: Warsaw (Warszawa)

National holiday: Constitution Day, 3 May (1791)

Internet country code: .pl

International Country Calling Code: 48

Currency: Polish zloty (PLN)

web sites: www.polandtour.org, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poland, www.poland.pl

Poland