Basic Facts about Poland

Full name: Republic of Poland
Capital: Warsaw with 1.7 mln inhabitants
Population: 38.3 million (UN, 2012)
Area: 312,685 sq km (120,728 sq miles)
Politics: Parliamentary Democracy
Monetary unit: 1 zloty = 100 groszy

Main exports: Machinery and transport equipment,
foodstuffs, chemicals
GDP per capita: 9,994 EUR (2012)
GDP growth rate: 1.9% (2013)
VAT: standard rate 23%
CIT: 19% (corporate income tax)
PIT: 18%, 32% (personal income tax)

Major language: Polish
Major religion: Christianity
Life expectancy: 72 years (men), 81 years (women) (UN)
Internet domain: .pl
International dialling code: +48


Poland is the 6th most populous and the 6th largest of the EU27 member states.

Most of the country is flat, with an average elevation of 173 meters.

90% of Poles have completed at least secondary education, the highest score in the EU, along with the Czechs, Slovaks and Slovenes.