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Interesting Facts About Poland

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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