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Interesting Facts about Poland

Warsaw is the capital city of Poland.

The official language of Poland is Polish. Apart from that, English, German, Russian and French are also spoken there.

Majority of the people in Poland follow Roman Catholicism.  

Poland is the 9th largest country in Europe.

Warsaw, Lodz, Krakow, Wroclaw, Poznan, and Gdansk make up the six biggest cities of Poland.

Rysy, sited in the Tatra Mountains and soaring to a height of 2,499m, forms the highest point in Poland.

Poland joined NATO in 1999, while it became a member of the European Union in 2004.

Most of the Poles consider their name day more important than their birthday.

The White tailed Eagle is the national symbol of Poland.

Poland is the 6th most populous and the 6th largest of the 27 member states in the European Union.

Amongst all the members of the European Union, the residents of Poland marry the youngest.

Polish people have the largest households in the European Union.

As per 2007 UNICEF report on child well-being in rich countries, Poland ranks second in the 25 OECD countries surveyed in terms of "behaviors and risks" (healthy lifestyle, lack of violence) and third in terms of educational well-being.

Poland has the 3rd lowest GDP per capita in the EU, after Bulgaria and Romania.

Poles have won 17 Nobel prizes till date, including four Peace Prizes and five in Literature.

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