40 Fascinating Poland Facts

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Did you know that Poland is It is one of the 10 cheapest places on Earth to buy a Big Mac? and also that, the city of Krakow is the cheapest city to drink beer in the world. Find more fascinating facts about Poland in this list.

1. The name “Poland” comes from the Tribe name “Polanie” which means “people living in open fields”.

2. The formal name of Poland is Rzeczpospolita Polska.

3. Poland has 120,562 square miles of area.

Poland has 120,562 square miles of area.
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4. The highest point in Poland is Mt. Rysy at 8,199 feet.

5. The flag of Poland is similar to the flags of Monaco and Indonesia.

6. The most popular dog’s name in Poland is “Burek” which means brown-grey color in Polish.

The most popular dog’s name in Poland is “Burek” which means brown-grey color in Polish.
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7. Poland shares its borders with seven countries: Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany.

8. The most “World’s Strongest Man” winners are from Poland.

9. The national symbol of Poland is the white-tailed eagle.

The national symbol of Poland is the white-tailed eagle.
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10. One-third of Poland is covered with forest.

11. Poland joined the European Union in 2004 and NATO in 1999.

12. Bigos is Poland’s most popular traditional dish.

Bigos is the Poland’s most popular traditional dish.
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13. The Polish-born astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was the first person to recommend the theory that the Earth was not the center of the universe.

14. Poland is the ninth largest country in Europe.

15. Poles have won a total of 17 Nobel prizes, more than Japan, India, China and Australia.

Poles have won a total of 17 Nobel prizes more than Japan, India, China or Australia.
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16. Gabriel Narutowicz became the first democratically elected president of Poland in 1922.

17. The “Piwnica Swidnicka” located in Wroclaw (Poland) is the oldest restaurant in Europe.

18. The first vodkas appeared in the 11th century when Polish were called Gorzalks and used as medicines.

The first vodkas appeared in the 11th century when Polish were called Gorzalks and used as medicines.
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19. The Krakow Jagiellonian University established in 1364 by King Casimir III the Great & is the oldest university in Poland.

20. Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland.

21. The most popular sport in Poland is football.

The most popular sport in Poland is football
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22. The Vistula is the Longest River in Poland.

23. The world’s refinement industry and oil drilling started in a tiny village in southern Poland in 1854.

24. The oldest park in Poland is the Bialowieski National Park, which was founded 86 years ago.

The oldest park in Poland is the Bialowieski National Park, which was founded 86 years ago.
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25. Poland is home to 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

26. Poland’s national anthem is Dabrowski’s Mazurek composed in Italy.

27.The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the largest tourist attractions in Poland.

The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the largest tourist attractions in Poland.
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28. Polish is the official language of Poland.

29. The population of Poland was 38,438,854 as of 1 January 2016.

30. Poland is home to 9,300 lakes.

Poland is home to 9,300 lakes.
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31. The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork is the largest castle in the world by surface area.

32. The Bialowieza Primeval Forest in Poland is Europe’s last ancient forest.

33. Poland has only one desert named ‘Bledow Desert’.

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34. Poland declared itself a republic, independent of Russia on November 11, 1918.

35. The cheapest city in the world to drink beer is Krakow (Poland), according to the Beer Price Index.

36. The Polish alphabet consists of 32 letters.

Polish alphabet consists of 32 letters.
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37. Poland has the world’s largest brick castle named Malbork.

38. Przystanek Woodstock in Poland is the biggest music festival in Europe.

39. The first waterproof mascara was invented by a Polish women “Helena Rubinstein”.

First waterproof mascara was invented by a Polish women “Helena Rubinstein”.
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40. Around 20% of Poland’s population died in WW2.

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