Official name: Republic of Poland
Location: Central Europe.
Borders: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia and the Baltic Sea coast (500 km long).
Length of borders: 3582 km
Area: 312,000 sq km
Density of population: 100 person/square km
Capital city: Warsaw
Major cities: Gdansk, Katowice, Cracow, Lodz, Poznan, Szczecin, Wroclaw
Administration: 16 administrative provinces known as voivodeships, the voivodeships are divided into powiaty (counties) and then gminy (communes).
Time zone: GMT + 1 in winter (GMT + 2 in summer)
Official language: Polish
Form of government: republic
Religion: Roman Catholic
Highest point: Rysy, at 2,499 m
National emblem: Crowned white eagle
Flag: White and red