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  Poland , officially the Republic of Poland is a country in
 Central Europe on the boundary between Eastern and
Western European continental masses, and is considered
 at times a part of Eastern Europe. Poland is bordered by
 Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia
  to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the
 Baltic Sea, Lithuania and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian
      exclave , to the north. The total area of Poland is
  312,679 km2 , making it the 69th largest country in the
world and 7th in Europe. Poland's population, concentrated
 mainly in urban areas, is over 38.5 million people which
  makes it the 33rd most populous country in the world.
Beautiful Poland…
Kraków is the third largest, and one of the
 oldest, cities in Poland, with a population
              of 756,267 in 2006.
It was the capital of Poland from 1038 to
Situated on the Vistula river in the Lesser
                 Poland region.
Main Market Square
St. Mary's Basilica is a Brick Gothic church built in the
 14th century. It is particularly famous for its wooden
           altarpiece carved by Veit Stoss.
Cloth Hall one of the city's most recognizable icons, was
       once a major centre of international trade.
The Wawel Castle is in Kraków, Poland, and served as
a royal residence and the site where the country's rulers
governed Poland for five centuries from 1038 until 1596.
   Wawel Cathedral – the Cathedral Basilica of Sts.
 Stanisław and Vaclav – is Poland's national sanctuary
in the city of Kraków. It has a 1,000-year history and was
     the traditional coronation site of Polish monarchs.
Zygmunt (Sigismund in Latin), named after King
Sigismund (Zygmunt) I the Old, is a bell that hangs
   inside Zygmunt's Tower at Wawel Cathedral.
The Wieliczka Salt Mine, in the town of Wieliczka, in Poland's Kraków
   metropolitan area, had until 2007 been in continuous operation,
             producing table salt, since the 13th century.
Oświęcim (Auschwitz)
The German name Auschwitz is still used when referring to the Auschwitz
    concentration camp built there by Germany during World War II.
Zakopane is a town in southern Poland with
  approximately 28,000 inhabitants (2004),
 situated in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship
    since 1999 (it was previously in Nowy
  Sącz Voivodeship from 1975-1998). The
    town, informally known as the Winter
               capital of Poland.
Wielka Krokiew
   Ojców National Park
Ojców National Park is a national park in Lesser
     Poland Voivodeship, southern Poland,
             established in 1956.
Warsaw, is the capital of Poland and it’s largest
  city. It is located on the Vistula River roughly
 370 kilometers from both the Baltic Sea coast
and the Carpathian Mountains. It’s population as
   of 2006 was estimated at 1,700,536, with a
 metropolitan area of approximately 2,600,000.
The city area is 516.9 square kilometers with an
 agglomeration of 6,100.43 square kilometers
 Warsaw is the 8th biggest city in the European
The Old Town
The Royal Castle
Presidential palace
Fryderyk Chopin Monument
Wilanów Palace
Palace on the water
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Golden Terraces
Białowieża Primaeval Forest
  Białowieża Primaeval Forest is an ancient woodland straddling the
 border between Belarus and Poland, located 70 km north of Brest. It is
the only remaining part of the immense forest which once spread across
      the European Plain. In this place there are Europen Bisones.
Europen Bisone
Gdańsk, is the sixth-largest city in Poland.
  Situated in the north of the country, it is
 Poland's principal seaport as well as the
 capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship. It
  is also the largest city of the Cassubia
Słowiński National Park
Słowiński National Park is a national park
      in northern Poland, Pomeranian
   Voivodship. A Situated on Baltic Coast,
  between the towns of Łeba and Rowy in
     Pomeranian Voivodship. Northern
 boundary of the park is made by seashore,
      on the length of 32.5 kilometers.
Ciechocinek is a spa town in Kuyavian-
Pomeranian Voivodeship, Poland, located
on the Vistula River. Ciechocinek is known
 for its unique 'saline graduation towers.
Graduation towers
Flower carpet
 Toruń is a city in northern Poland, on the
     Vistula River. Population (2006) was
 207,190, which makes Toruń the second as
    of October 21, 2007 biggest city of the
      Kujawy-Pomerania Province, after
     Bydgoszcz. The medieval old town,
birthplace of Nicolaus Copernicus, is listed as
       a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Old Town in Toruń from the left side of the Vistula River
Old town hall
Copernicus monument
Gniezno is a town in central-western Poland,
  some 50 km east of Poznań, inhabited by
about 73,000 people. Situated in the Greater
Poland Voivodeship (since 1999), previously
 in Poznań Voivodeship This town was first
             capital of Poland.
Gniezno doors
Biskupin is an archaeological site and a life-size
    model of an Iron Age fortified settlement in
   Poland, Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodship. It
   belongs to the Biskupin group of the Lusatian
 culture. The excavation and the reconstruction of
      the prehistoric settlement has played an
 important part in Polish historical consciousness.
Poznań is a city in west-central Poland with over
   567,882 inhabitants (2006). Located by the
    Warta River, it is one of the oldest cities in
 Poland, making it an important historical centre
   and a vibrant centre of trade, industry, and
  education. Poznań is Poland's fifth largest city
 and fourth biggest industrial centre. It is also the
   administrative capital of the Greater Poland
The Old Town
City Hall
Archicatedral Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul
Wrocław is the capital of the historical
 region of Lower Silesia in southwestern
 Poland, situated on the Oder River. It is
   the principal city of the Lower Silesia
region and the administrative seat of the
Lower Silesian Voivodeship (since 1999),
    previously of Wrocław Voivodeship.
Market Square
City Hall
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