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Compare all the major car hire brands including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and Alamo and find the best prices for car hire in Poland. Car rental in Poland includes Theft Waiver (TW), Third Party Liability Insurance and Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) as well as unlimited mileage when you hire with us.

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Poland guide

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Introduction
When Poles say their country is the heart of Europe, they mean it literally. The geometrical center of Europe is located at town of Schowola in Eastern Poland.

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
The population of Poland is 38 million, 97 percent of whom are ethnically Polish. The rest of the population is a smattering of Germans, Belarusians, Ukrainians, and others. Likewise, Polish is both the official and primary language spoken.

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
The capital of Poland is Warsaw, with a population of 1.7 million. Other major cities include Łódź (pop: 768,000) with its highly regarded botanical gardens; Kraków (755,000), which offers tours of the nearby notorious Auschwitz concentration camp; Gdańsk (461,000), with popular parks and zoo; and Wrocław, with its many churches (635,000).

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.
For nature lovers, there are also twenty-three National Parks in Poland, home to unique animals including the European buffalo and white eagle.

Climate
The average temperatures vary depending whether you are in the coast/plains region or in or near the mountains. In the main cities, the summers are mostly sunny with occasional showers and moderate temperatures, although temperatures can reach 1000F (400C). Winters are cold and cloudy with temperatures averaging below freezing.

Economy
Despite a modest gross domestic product (GDP) of $514.50 billion, Poland was one of the few countries to avoid a recession during the global downturn that started in 2008.

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.

Transportation
Poland has several international airports including Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport, Kraków-Balice John Paul II International Airport, Katowice International Airport, and Gdańsk Airport.

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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