Poland being a part of the European Union automatically becomes a part of the global tourism market. The number of tourists coming to Poland is increasing every year, which account for the rise in country’s economy. The country is situated in Central Europe and shares a long coastline of Baltic Sea. Various nations like Ukraine, Germany, Russia, etc, share its boundary.
Poland got its independence on 11 November 1918. The country functions as a Republic government with the President of the nation as the head of the state. Like any other democracy, the government structure of Poland centers around a Prime minister and his council of ministers.
Poland is located in central Europe towards the east of Germany at 52 00 N, 20 00 E. The total area in which Poland is spread across is 312,685 sq. km with a coastline that stretches to 440 km. Poland experiences temperate climate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters where frequent precipitation occurs. The summers are mild with frequent showers and thundershowers. The country is mostly flat plain with mountains along southern border.
Poland has a unique historical past. The country is full of medieval places like Krakow and Gdansk. On the other hand, there are interesting and energetic cities like Warsaw, where you can fulfill your urban urge. The countryside is beautified with forests, woods, rivers, lakes and hills etc., thereby making the sights really amazing. Poland has a history of thousands year old and this can be experienced in the castles of the country. Moreover, the Jewish heritage of the country is also much appreciated.
Krakow was the royal capital of Poland during the rule of the kings and so it inherits old architectures of ancient times such as, fabulous ancient castles, which must be visited. The beautiful red bricked fortresses still stand proudly. In addition, you have finely crafted wooden churches that add another feather to the Poland tourism industry.
The serene beauty of Poland’s countryside is away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. The dense forests, the crystal clear river and beautiful mountains, let you enjoy your vacation like never before.
Other areas of interest in Poland include Słowiński National Park, Torun, Poznan, Wroclaw, Częstochowa, Auschwitz-Birkenau, Malbork, The Great Masurian Lakes, Białowieża National Park, Zamość, Zakopane, and The Bieszczady.
In addition, the food variety in Poland is incredible and serves delicious cuisine with the taste of home cooked food made in Polish style. Even for sweets, Poland is the right destination. Cakes and ice cream of Poland are especially popular and can even make you slip your main course to give way to deserts.
Culture & People
Poland originally had people of many religion, culture and languages. There was large number of Jewish inhabiting in the country before WWII. But the Hitler led Nazi Germany caused the death of many Jews in Poland.
Ethnic groups of Poland include Polish, German, Belarusian, Ukrainian, and others. The language spoken in Poland is polish and the religion followed here is mostly Roman Catholic along with Protestants and others.
Poland is a high income country and one of the fastest growing economies in the European Union. Since 1990, the country has pursued the policies of economic liberalization. Poland has everything that a strong economy requires such as powerful domestic trade, minimal private debt, and flexible exchange. Moreover, Poland is one of those rare countries that don’t depend on any export sector for the country. As a result, Poland could remain unaffected by recessions and financial crisis that occur globally.
Banking is the largest sector of Poland. In addition, agriculture, health care, and education sector etc., have also emerged as huge markets. Export commodities of Poland include machinery and transport equipment, intermediate manufactured goods, miscellaneous manufactured goods, and food and live animals. The export partners of Poland are Germany, UK, Czech Republic, France, Italy, Netherlands, and Russia.