Introduction

Summary

European republic bordered by Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine and the Baltic Sea. Member of the EU.

Cities

Capital: Warsaw

Principal Ports

Gdansk, Gdynia, Gliwice, Kolobrzeg, Police, Szczecin, Swinoujscie, Ustka, Warsaw, Wroclaw

Population

37.9 million

International Country Code

PL

Language(s)

Polish (Russian, English, German and French are widely understood)

Religion

Roman Catholic, with Eastern Orthodox and others

Literacy Rate

99.7%

Emergency Services

The main emergency number is 112. Additional emergency numbers are: Police — 997; Fire — 998; Ambulance — 999.

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

230V, 50Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 48

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