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About Poland


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 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.


Poland's national emblem is a white eagle with a golden crown on a red background. The national flag is white and red.

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.

The major Polish cities are Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Katowice, Lodz, Poznan, Szczecin, and Wroclaw. Administratively, Poland is divided into provinces (Voivodships) of which there are sixteen (16) which are then further subdivided into counties and municipalities.

Poland has a wide range of available accommodation in the cities and in the country with more opening all the time. Please see what is on offer in our database.
Without doubt, Poland is a country respected for its good food. Today, in every city or town, there is a well developed network of food service establishments such as restaurants, cafes, snack bars and taverns as well as the outlets of the huge international fast-food chains like McDonald's, KFC, Burger King and Pizza Hut. Along the many communication routes there are numerous road-side establishments for travellers to stop for a rest and a bite to eat. Apart from the restaurants that serve traditional Polish cuisine there are now a large variety of foods available from other nations. All food outlets tend to remain open till quite late but prices vary according to the standard of the establishment (restaurant or snack bar), location (prices are higher in busy, built-up areas than in smaller rural communities) and type of service (waiter or self service).
The Tastes of Poland
The first recorded Polish cookbook, "Compendium Ferculorum", translated roughly as the gathering of food, was printed in 1682. It contained about 300 dishes of prepared meat, fish and dairy products. Its signature dish was the "Capon in a Bottle" or a rooster cooked in a glass container with whisked eggs.


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