Population of main metropolitan areas:
Warsaw (1,790,700); Krakow (779,200); Lodz (680,000); Wroclaw (642,900); Poznan (534,900); Gdansk (471,000); Szczecin (402,000); Bydgoszcz (348,200); Lublin (339,800)
Other Languages Spoken:
Polish belongs to the family of West Slavic languages (with Czech and Slovakian).
The most spoken foreign languages are German and English, but it is useful to know a few words of Polish to travel around the country, especially outside large urban areas.
Depending on the type of company you contact, the geographical location and the sector of activity, it may be difficult to find someone who speaks English. Insufficient knowledge of English and German often makes it necessary to bring an interpreter. However, the younger generations are more likely to speak English and are studying and practicing it with increasing frequency.
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National Currency: Polish Zloty (PLN)
Type of State:
Poland (official name: Republic of Poland) is a republic based on parliamentary democracy.
Type of Economy:
Upper-middle-income economy, OECD member, Ex-Transition country, Emerging Financial Market.
EU member since 2004; high GDP growth rate
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
To call from Poland, dial 00
To call Poland, dial +48
16.9 per 100 Inhabitants
16.0 per 100 Inhabitants
65.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
100% of the Population
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Latest Update: September 2023