Poland (officially called the Republic of Poland) is a country located in Central Europe. This post will tell you some interesting facts about Poland that you probably don’t know.
Interesting Facts About Poland
- Communist rule of Poland was overthrown in 1989. Poland was a communist country from 1945 to 1989.
- Poland is a member of the European Union, NATO, the United Nations and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
- There is only one desert (the Bledow Desert) in Poland.
- Forests cover almost one third of Poland. Over 50% of the land is dedicated to farming.
- Poland is the eight most populous country in Europe.
- Over 3 million Jewish people live in Poland before World War II started. After the war, this number dropped to 300,000.
- Polish is the official (and most spoken language) of Poland. English and German are commonly learned as second languages.
- Many Polish people are leaving the country as they cannot find work. The unemployment rate is just over 10%.
- Almost 90% of the population are Roman Catholics.
- There are over 100 universities in Poland.
- Chicken and pork are used in many Polish dishes.
- Gingerbread is a traditional Polish dessert.
- Football (soccer) is the most popular sport in Poland.
- Polish strongman Mariusz Pudzianowski has won more World’s Strongest Man titles than anyone else.
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