The Republic of Poland is located in Central Europe. It is bordered by Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine to the east and Russia and the Baltic Sea to the north. The people of Poland use the Polish Language. Its capital and also its largest city is Warsaw which has a population in excess of 1,700,000 and stands on the longest Polish river, the Vistula. Warsaw is not far from other European cities: Paris and London are 2 hours away by plane, Vienna and Berlin not much more than an hour. You can get here quickly by international roads and railway connections.
The major Polish cities are Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Katowice, Lodz, Poznan, Szczecin, and Wroclaw. Administratively, Poland is divided into 16 provinces (Voivodships) that are further subdivided into counties and municipalities.
The population of more than 38.5 million occupies an area of about 312,000 square kilometres.
Poland's landscape is much diversified. The Carpathian and the Sudety Mountains stretch along its southern borders. Lowlands and undulating hills occupy the central part of the country. The northern regions of Poland, including the Pomeranian and Masurian lake lands, are gently undulating, relatively well forested and covered in hundreds of lakes and ending with the sandy beaches of the Baltic Sea coast.
Half a million places to stay, thousands of restaurants, hundreds of forms of leisure and entertainment - they're all waiting for visitors. Poland is a country that is safe and friendly for visitors from abroad, a statement confirmed by official international statistics.
Poland's national emblem is a white eagle with a golden crown on a red background. The national flag is white and red.
Poland in the European Union
Coat of Arms
More tourist information can be found on the below
webpage of the Poland’s Official Travel Website