Capital: Warsaw President: Bronisław Komorowski Anthem: Mazurek Dąbrowskiego Population: 38 501 000 Teritory: 312 679 km2 Entry to UE 1st may 2004
Tatry is the most popular mountain range in our country. The highest mountain peak of Tatry is Rysy (2 499m over the sea level).
The Baltic Sea is called the mediterranean sea of North Europe, because all its sides are surrounded by land, it is connected with The North Sea only by a few shallow straits. The Baltic washes the shoresof the northern part of Poland. Its coast is a marvelous place for leisure. Fresh air, perfect climate, beautiful sandy beaches.
Krakow Krakow is very an atractive city of culture, art and history. The city is one of the most frequently visited Polish cities. Karkow is the former capital of Poland. St Marys Church is a gothic-style monument, with its two imposing towers. From the higher tower, once an hour the famous St Marys Bugle sounds over the city. The Church was built in 1290-1300.
Warsaw Warsaw- the capital and the biggest city of Poland, situated in the central-eastern part of the country. Warsaw is a hub of science, culture, politics and economy on an European scale. The city contains the Capitol, The Belvedere -the house of President, The house of the Parliament and other major institutions. The Palace of Culture built in the center of Warsaw in 1952-55. The building includes The Polish Science Academy, the Congress Hall, a theatre, bookshop, the Museum of Technics and many other institutes.
Syrenka (The Mermaid) the symbol of Warsaw, reminds all Poles of a fisherman called Wars and the Mermaid called Sawa. The legend has it they fell in love and built a village on the banks of the Vistula river. Łazienki(The Bath) The palace and park complex in Warsaw with a large amount of classical monuments. The park is the place of many cultural, scientific, entertainment and sporting events, and also our citizens favorite place for walks.
Gdansk Gdańsk– the biggest Polish port city in the center of northern Poland. The Crane in Gdańsk One of the biggest and most original attractions in Gdańsk – the oldest port crane in Europe. This port crane is the symbol of Gdańsk. Tourists from the whole world want to take a photo with this port crane in the background.
Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (22.02.1810 – 17.10.1849 ) One of the most famous Polish composers, He is the creator of compositions such as: - Revolutionary Étude - Funeral March
Mikołaj Kopernik (19.02.1473 - 24.05.1543 ) A Polish astronomer. The author of the heliocentric theory, which says that planets revolve around the Sun.
Karol Wojtyła - Papież Jan Paweł II The Pope, John Paul II (18.05.1920 – 2.04.2005) One of the most valued Poles all over the world was elected Pope in 1978. A poet, poligloth, and also an actor. Philosopher of history, phenomenologist, representative of Christian personalism. The Holy Father, not only of the Poles, but also of the whole world.
The Polish politician and labour activist, an electrican by profession. The co-founder and first chairman of "Solidarność (The Solidarity), an opponent of communist regime. The President of the Polish Republic in 1990–1995. Man of the Year of Time Magazine (1981), the Nobel Peace Prize winner. Lech Wałęsa ( 29 September1943)
UEFA European Football Championship, official UEFA EURO 2012 –Fourteenth Football Tournament: the European Cup. Hosted by two countries: Poland and Ukraine. In June 2012 the opening match will be held at the National Stadium in Warsaw. On July 1, 2012 Championship final match will be held at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. During EURO 2012 31 matches will be played.