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Learn some interesting information about Poland while enjoying a range of fun facts and trivia that's perfect for kids!

Read about the national symbol, highest mountain, famous citizens, population, capital city, favorite sport and much more.
 


  • The official name of Poland is the Republic of Poland.

  • Poland is the 9th largest country in Europe by land area.

  • Seven countries share a border with Poland including Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, Slovakia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, and Germany.
  • Poland is home to over 38 million people (38,383,809) as of July 2013.
  • Warsaw is the largest city and capital of Poland.
  • Poland’s national symbol is the White Eagle.
  • The peak of Rysy in the Tatra Mountains is the highest point in Poland at 2499 m (8199 ft) outside of this mountain range most of Poland is very flat.
  • A Polish state and the name Poland existed as far back as the year 966 during the reign of Mieszko I. The Kingdom of Poland was founded shortly after in 1025.
  • Nicolaus Copernicus, the famous 16th century astronomer who first suggested the sun was the center of our universe was born in Thorn, Royal Prussia, part of the Kingdom of Poland.
  • Famous physicist, chemist and Nobel laureate Marie Curie (or Maria Sklodowska) was Polish however she lived much of her life in France.
  • Poland has more than 15 Nobel prize laureates, of these 4 were for Peace prizes and 5 in Literature.
  • As of 2013 Poland has 14 heritage sites on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
  • Forests cover over 30% of Poland's land area and the country is the fourth most forested in Europe.
  • Of all migratory birds that travel to Europe for the summer, one quarter of them breed in Poland making it the most important bird breeding ground in Europe.
  • The most popular sport in Poland is football (soccer), the Polish national team came third in the 1974 and 1982 World Cup Finals and won Olympic Gold in 1972.
  • Other popular sports in Poland include athletics, basketball, handball, volleyball, boxing, weightlifting, ice hockey, tennis, fencing, cross-country skiing, swimming and ski jumping.
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