Poland is acountry situated in Central Europe. It covers more that 320 thousands square kilometers and has population of over 38 million people. Poland'sofficial language is Polish. The climate is moderate there, which means that summers are usually hot and sunny, winters cold and springs and autumns quitemild. The longest river in Poland is the Vistula River.
While the north of Poland has an access to the sea, the south of Poland is dominated by the mountains. The Tatra Mountains are perfect for winter sports andhiking, so they attract a lot of tourists and climbers from all over the Europe. The Baltic Sea, on the other hand, is known for its healthy climate, sandy beaches and popular holiday resorts.
Poland belongs to the European Union and has a great economic potential. There are many universities and academies which offer the highest level of education. Polish culture and art have a long history and are distinguishable abroad. Although Poland is highly developed and influenced by contemporary trends, it also retains its own unique tradition.
The most popular sport in Poland is football. The country has a rich history in this field as the national football team has achieved a lot throughout the years. Poland is also thebirthplaceof many prominentpeople. Mikołaj Kopernik, Fryderyk Chopin, Adam Mickiewicz, Kazimierz Pułaski, Maria Skłodowska-Curie, Karol Wojtyła, Ryszard
Kapuściński, Andrzej Wajda and Adam Małysz are among them.