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1 Hello !

2 We live in Somonino Somonino is a small village located in the north of Poland, 30 kilometres from the Baltic Sea and big city Gdańsk

3 Our part of Kashubia – The land of a thousand lakes


5 Let’s learn a little about Poland

6 Polish Flag Polish Coat of Arms

7 Polish anthem is a Polish patriotic song, on 26th February 1927 officially adopted as a national anthem written by Josef Wybicki who was living in Kashubia

8 Officially: the Republic of Poland Head of state : President RP BRONISŁAW KOMOROWSKI Head of government : Prime Minister DONALD TUSK Oficial language : Polish Currancy : ZLOTY (PLN, zł)

9 The total area : 322 575 km² makes 68 th largest country in the world, 11 in Europe !!! The number of population (2008): 38 110 000 33 rd most populous country in the world, 9 th in Europe !!!! The population density : 122 inhabitants /km2

10 Capital and largest city of Poland Is located in east – central Poland, On the Vistula River in Masovia. Warsaw Coat of Arms

11 Royal Castle Palace of Culture and Science

12 Łazienki Park - Frederic Chopin Monument

13 Lazienki Park - Palace on the Island

14 Presidential Palace (Namiestnikowski) and Josef Poniatowski Statue

15 Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

16 Wilanów Palace Ujazdowski Castle


18 King of Poland, a son and a successor of Jan III, all his life wanted to retrieve Swedish throne. To be closer to Sweden, in 1596 he moved with his court from Cracow to Warsaw.

19 Wawel tapestries Made in Brussel in XVI century for Polish king Zygmunt II August. They are made of wool, silk, gold and silver.

20 St.Mary’s Basilica in Cracow

21 The Hel Peninsula it is 36 km long sandy spit situated at the western part of Gdansk Bay at southern Baltic. The Hel Spit is long, narrow, low, relatively flat and very suitable for erosion. Washed by the sea on both sides, the Hel Peninsula has two microclimates. On the Baltic side, where cool northern winds blow, the sand warms more slowly and the water is colder. The beaches along the Gulf of Puck are sheltered by a belt of dunes and forests and are warmer, while the shallow water is great for bathing.

22 St. Mary’s Church and Main Town Hall Neptun Fountain




26 DIFFERENT KINDS OF BALTIC AMBER Baltic amber occurs naturally in a variety of colors: white, yellow, brown, black, red, green and blue. The most common are honey-colored and milky. A small percentages is bone white, due to microscopic gas bubbles.


28 Sopot is located in the North of Poland. It has wonderful hotels, beaches, pubs, restaurants and forests. Sopot is one of the best spots for summer holidays in Europe. Sopot is one of the smallest but one of the most beautiful Polish towns. A big forest surrounds Sopot to the west and Gdansk Gulf to the east. It takes about four hours from Polish capital Warsaw by train to Sopot. During summer there are more visitors than citizens from all parts of Europe. Do not look for other place to make hotel reservation in Poland. Fountain on the main square

29 Pier in Sopot. One of the longest wooden piers in Europe, 450 meters from the beach, 650 total


31 POŁONINA WETLIŃSKA Rejon Kińczyka Bukowskiego

32 ŚNIEŻKA W KARKONOSZACH Vang Stave Church in Karpacz

33 Poland has a tradition (dating back to the 13th century) of Spas and Health Resorts. Presently Poland has as many as 40 health spa municipalities and 70 health resorts. The most important are: Nałęczów, Krynica Zdrój, Augustów, Kołobrzeg, Ciechocinek, Rabka, Duszniki Zdrój, Wieliczka. Ciechocinek Wieliczka salt mine gnomes

34 MALBORK – ZAMEK KRZYŻACKI In the early 13th century the Teutonic Order launched its first crusades to the territories around the central stretch of the River Nogat in order to convert the local inhabitants to Christianity. At the beginning of the 1380s the Teutonic Knights started building a castle here which they referred to as St. Mary's Stronghold (German Marienburg). In just under 30 years they had raised a quadrangular convent building complete with chapel, chapter house, dormitory, refectory, an enclosed courtyard and a bailey situated to the north. A long, high gallery was built leading from the south-west corner to the Danske or sewage-tower, which was also used for defence purposes.

35 lakes, hillocks, woods Our part of Poland is often called Kashubish Switzerland

36 Kashubia is a lake district in north Poland. It is surrounded by many hills made by Scandinavian glaciers. Kashubia is one of the most picturesque and attractive regions of Poland. Its uniqueness consists of the hundreds of crystal-clear lakes, the hilly terrain covered by beautiful forests and the sandy beaches of the coast. These lands have been inhabited for centuries by the indigenous Kashubians, who have maintained fidelity to their customs and have thus managed to retain their own language and literature. KASZUBY – our REGION JAR RADUNI

37 The Wieżyca Peak (328.6 metres above sea level) - because of the beautiful views to be seen from the more than 30-metre-high observation tower, is one of the places most often visited by tourists.


39 In the town of Szymbark, you can see the World’s Longest Plank, which is 36.93 m long.

40 Kashubians with their own culture and language are separate ethnic group of Polish

41 Polish are very religious Catholicism is confessed by more than 35 million people, or about 95% of the population. Pope JAN PAWEŁ II Was Polish

42 Nicolaus Copernicus was born on 19 February 1473, in a house on St. Anne's Street (now Copernicus Street) in the city of Torun the first astronomer to formulate a scientifically- based heliocentric cosmology that displaced the Earth from the center of the universe.

43 She was born in Warsaw on 7th Nov 1867 was a physicist and chemist Her achievements include the creation of a theory of radioactivity, techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes, and the discovery of two new elements, radium and polonium. Skłodowska–Curie was the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize and the first person to win or share two Nobel Prizes.

44 He is widely regarded as the greatest Polish composer Born on 22nd Feb 1810 in Zelazowa Wola

45 born September 29, 1943 is a Polish politician and a former trade union and human rights activist. He co- founded Solidarity (Solidarność), the Soviet bloc’s first independent trade union, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, and served as President of Poland from 1990 to 1995.

46 Polish dishes: BIGOS BARSZCZ MAKOWIEC Eaten mainly in Poland

47 Polish dairy food, meat, vegetables and fruit are real export hits.

48 Polish producers are looking for new markets Polish sweets and juices

49 Polish companies are specialised in building small and medium yachts up to 7,5 meters long. Polish products AGD are unique for their quality and style


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