Tourist Travel Information about Poland
Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is one of the larger countries in Central Europe and the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. It has a long Baltic Sea coastline and is bordered by Belarus, the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, and Ukraine.
Poland is a democratic parliamentary republic with a stable, robust economy. It has been a member of NATO since 1999, and the European Union since 2004.
Poland has increasingly been sparking international travelers’ interests due to its rich cultural heritage, stunning historic sites and a gorgeous array of landscapes. Poland’s bustling cities and towns offer something for everyone, from beautiful architecture, urban vibes, and traditional culture.
Poland also offers vast natural areas that provide anything from dense forests, high peaks and lush hills to beaches and lake reserves to the most adventurous traveler. Poland’s capital and largest city is Warsaw. Other favorite cities include Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań, Gdańsk, and Szczecin. Poland’s highest point is Mt. Rysy at 8,199 feet (2,499 m); its lowest is near Raczki Elbląskie at 6.56 feet (2 m) below sea level.
Poland is one of the most devoutly Catholic countries in Europe. Nearly 90% of the population identifies as Catholic. Similar to Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Romania, the Roman Catholic Church has a deep historical and cultural influence over the country’s national life.