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Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe. Poland is bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres , making it the 69th largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. Poland has a population of over 38 million people, which makes it the 34th most populous country in the world and the most populous Eastern European Member State of the EU. The establishment of a Polish state is often identified with the adoption of Christianity by its ruler Mieszko I, in 966 , when the state covered territory similar to that of present-day Poland. In 1025, Poland became a kingdom and in 1569, it cemented a long association with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, by signing the Union of Lublin, forming the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Commonwealth collapsed in 1795 and Poland's territory was partitioned among Kingdom of Prussia, Russian Empire and Austria. Poland regained its independence as the Second Polish Republic in 1918, after World War I, but lost it again in World War II, then occupied by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Poland lost over six million citizens in World War II, emerging several years later as the socialist People's Republic of Poland within the Eastern Bloc, under strong Soviet influence. During the Revolutions of 1989, communist rule was overthrown and Poland became what is constitutionally known as the "Third Polish Republic". Poland is a unitary state, made up of sixteen voivodeships . Poland is also a member of the European Union, NATO, United Nations, World Trade Organization, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development .

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Tatra National Park in Poland - Warsaw
Tatra National Park in Poland Poland the Tatra National Park, Poland is spread over a large area of 211.64 square kilometers in the southern part of the country. The land area of the Tatra National Park, Poland was much larger in the year 1954 when the park first opened its doors for the public. A major portion of the Tatra National Park almost 151.91 square kilometers is covered with forests. Rest of the park is mainly meadows of which almost 115.14 square kilometers are known as protected area. In this protected reserve one can find a number of ecosystems and diverse varieties of flora and fauna. The initiation of the Tatra National Park began in the 19th century, but it was only in 1925 the project for the Tatra National Park was officially...

Gorce National Park in Poland - Gorce
Gorce National Park in Poland Gorczanski Park Narodowy or the Gorce National Park, Poland is one of the newest Polish National Parks that was built in 1981. Located in southern Poland the national park encompasses the central and northeastern parts of the Gorce mountain range. With abundance of natural beauty and spectacular wildlife Gorce National Park, Poland is one of the popular tourist destinations in Poland. This is also one of the most important Reserve Forests in Poland where you will see plenty of examples of folk architecture. The proposal of protecting the land's forest and wildlife came in 1972 and the initiative was taken. Today the area of Gorce National Park, Poland has grown to 70.3 square kilometers of which 65.91 square kilom...

Malbork Castle in Poland - Malbork
Malbork Castle in Poland This is Europe's largest Gothic castle and was once known as Marienburg - headquarters to the Teutonic Knights. It's one of Poland's oldest, and a splendid example of a classic medieval fortress, with multiple defensive walls, a labyrinth of rooms and chambers, and some exquisite architectural detail. It was constructed by the Knights in 1276 and became the seat of their Grand Master in 1309. Damage sustained in WWII has been repaired since the conflict's end, and it was placed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997. Source:www.lonelyplanet.com

Architecture of Poland - Warsaw
Architecture of Poland Polish cities and towns reflect the whole spectrum of European styles. Poland's Eastern frontiers used to mark the outermost boundary of the influences of Western architecture on the continent. History has not been good to Poland's architectural monuments. However, a number of ancient structures have survived: castles, churches, and stately buildings, often unique in the regional or European context. Some of them have been painstakingly restored, like Wawel Castle, or completely reconstructed after being destroyed in the Second World War, including the Old Town and Royal Castle in Warsaw, as well as the Old Towns of Gdansk and Wroclaw. The centre of Kazimierz Dolny on the Vistula is a good example of a well-preserv...

Geography of Poland - Warsaw
Geography of Poland The Geography of Poland makes this country a favorable tourist destination for the nature lovers. Geography of Poland includes lakes, rivers, national parks, mountains and geology. Poland Geography includes the geology of the beautiful country of Poland. There are moraine landscapes located in the northern part of Poland. In these spots, soils are made up of loam as well as sand. Granites and basalts in Poland are found in the Beskids and the High Tatras. Rivers in Poland is also a part of Geography of Poland. One of the well-known rivers flowing through this country is Vistula. This river is around 1,047 kilometers. There are also various tributaries of this river. The Bug and Warta are the other popular terr...