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The Castle Square, Warsaw, Poland - Photo by Jarosław Pocztarski - CC-BY

Population mid-2000.......................................38,646,000
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 3,590
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 138.9
Unemployment.....................................................................10%
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... .2
Labor force (%) ....... .8
 

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Tatry Mountains, Poland - Photo by Jarosław Pocztarski - CC-BY

Total Area...................................................................120,727 sq. mi.
Poverty (% of population below national poverty line)......24
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 64
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 73
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 10
Access to safe water (% of population) ....................................100
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................. 2

 

Go to Poland Capital City Warsaw City Profile - To Poland History 

Background Note: Poland __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2875.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Poland __ A detailed look at Poland including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/pl.html 

Colleges and Universities - Poland __ A list of schools with direct contact links. - From Christina DeMello - http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/cdemello/pl.html

Country Profile: Poland __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "A nation with a proud cultural heritage, Poland can trace its roots back over 1,000 years. Positioned at the centre of Europe, it has known turbulent and violent times." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/country_profiles/1054681.stm 
 
Doing Business in Poland __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=154

Economy in Poland __ "Since the turning point of 1989, Poland has undergone great political, social and economic changes. The introduction of democratic structures, the shift from a command economy to the free market and wide-ranging systemic reforms are all achievements of which Poles can be proud." A look at the Polish economy. - From business.poland.com - http://business.poland.com/economy-in-poland/

Economy of Poland __ "Poland has steadfastly pursued a policy of economic liberalization throughout the 1990s with mixed results. The privatization of small and medium state-owned companies and a liberal law on establishing new firms has encouraged the development of the private business sector, which has been the main drive for Poland's economic growth." an encyclopedic article with links to additional material. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Poland 

Ethnologue report for Poland __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Poland. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Poland


 
Enlargement - Candidate Country: Poland __ A page chock-full of information about Poland. there is really not much more to be said. - illustrated - From the European Commission - http://europa.eu.int/comm/enlargement/poland/

The History Of Poland __ "Most Scholars agree that the original Slav homeland lay within the boundaries of modern Poland in the Odra (Oder) and Wisla (Vistula) basins. The Slavs subsequently expanded into territories to the east, south and west and became increasingly differentiated until, by AD 800, three main geographical and linguistic divisions had arisen;" From here the story continues. - From Mieczyslaw Kasprzyk - http://www.kasprzyk.demon.co.uk/www/HistoryPolska.html

Maps Of Poland __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Poland.html

Poland __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/poland/


 
Poland __ Good overview of Poland including history, culture and statistics. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107891.html

Poland __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/poland.html

Poland __ "Situated in the heartland of Europe, Poland has been both a bridge and a front line between eastern and western Europe. Today, free from outside interference, Poland is the place to go if you're interested in seeing how a nation picks itself up off the floor and tries to reinvent itself. It's a multifaceted country where the capital and medieval old towns are coddled by contemporary city slickers and where horse-drawn carts negotiate country lanes in areas where the 20th century appears to have got lost somewhere down the road." History, culture, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/europe/poland/

Poland - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ "Poland Interactive Factbook: GEOGRAPHY, Flag, Map,Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications." All that and more too. - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/poland_geography.html

Poland: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blpoland.htm 

Poland map and information page __ You will find an atlas style page with maps and links leading to much additional information, photos, history, geography, climate, imports and exports and much more. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/europe/pl.htm

Poland Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Poland. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Poland/ 
 
pictures of Poland at picturesofplaces.com - poland pictures ... __ Poland pictures including Warsaw, Krakow,Tatra Mountains, Baltic Sea coastline, St. Mary's Church, Wavel Castle, Florian's Gate, Lazienki Park, and more! - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Europe/poland.html 

Poland Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the Poland video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/poland/

Polish Embassy __ A good place to begin your study of Poland. You will find an overview of the country, travel information, news, foreign relations, culture and much, much more. - illustrated - From Polish Embassy - http://www.polandembassy.org/

Polish National Tourist Office __ Official tourism website for Poland. You will find all you need to know to plan a business trip or grand vacation. - illustrated - From Polish National Tourist Office - http://www.polandtour.org/

Warsaw Voice __ Online English language weekly - illustrated - From Warsaw Voice - http://www.warsawvoice.pl/


 

 

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