An Overview of Poland for Travelers

Poland has a unique history in Europe, often pulled between Russian and Western interests.

It you are planning a trip to Poland, here is some background information your should know.

An Overview of Poland for Travelers

The official name of the country is the Republic of Poland.

It covers an area of roughly 120,000 square miles, about the same size as the State of New Mexico in the United States.

The capital of the country is Warsaw, which is also the biggest city by population with nearly 1.7 million residents calling it home.

Other cities of significance include Lodz with a population of just fewer than 800,000, Krakow with 760,000 residents and Gdansk with 460,000 people.

The terrain of Poland is primarily flat although mountains can be found in the region along the southern border of the country.

Citizens of the Republic of Poland are known as Polish.