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The Republic of Poland is bordered to the north by the Baltic Sea and to the south by the Carpathian Mountains. It shares borders with Belarus, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, Slovakia, Russia, Lithuania, and Germany.
Most of the country is comprised of low-lying areas with many forests and freshwater lakes. Although not normally thought of as a sunbathers dream, Poland has some of the best beaches on the Baltic coast. But swimmers be forewarned: the water temperature is only about 550F (130C).
Much of Poland was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in the decades after so the country is an interesting mix of modern urban centers and historical sites that celebrate Poland’s thousand year existence.
Population and language
Poland remains a strongly Catholic country, with 90 percent of the country identifying with the faith and three out of four deemed practicing, church-going Catholics. The remainder of the population is mostly Eastern Orthodox followed by a small Protestant population.
Because of its central location, Polish culture such as traditional costumes, food, music, and social customs has elements of both Western and Eastern influences.
Major cities and tourist destinations
Another favorite destination is Sopot. Located along the northern coast, it is known for its beautiful beach and hiking opportunities as well as shops, restaurants, and nightclubs. An off-beat destination is the salt mine near Kraków that is more than 700 centuries old.
Primary exports include civilian aircraft, alcoholic beverages, and manufactured goods, while imports include military aircraft, chemicals, agricultural products, and textiles. The unit of currency is called the zloty.
Within the country, train travel is common, with Eurail Pass offering an economical way to get around. There are plenty of rental cars available but Poland is considered one of the more dangerous places to drive in Europe so proceed with caution. An International Driving Permit is needed and must be obtained prior to arriving in the country. Within cities taxis are readily available both on the street and by calling for pickup.
Cars with drivers can be ordered from several companies including Fabrykawsel (Chrzanow), Carprestige (Warsaw), Prestige Line (Gdańsk); Speed SP (Lotz), and Kraków Airport Express.
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