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Welcome To Poland

  1. 1. P O L A N D <ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul><ul><li>Personalities </li></ul><ul><li>Sports </li></ul>
  2. 3. Year of EU entry: 2004 Political system: Republic Capital city: Warsaw Total area: 312 679 km² Population: 38.1 million Currency: Zloty
  3. 4. Poland in numbers [1] Area 312 685 km 2 Population 38.7 Mil. Density/sq km 124 (km 2 ) Capital Warszawa (Warsaw) 1.65 Mil. Administrative division 16 provinces (wojewodztwa) President Lech Kaczynski Prime Minister Donald Tusk Parliament the Sejm 460 deputies, the Senate 100 deputies (four-year term) Currency 1 Zloty (PLN) = 100 Groszy (1 EUR = aprox. 3.4 PLN) Time GMT+1h Religion Catholics 90.7 %, Orthodox 1.4%, others 7.9% Nationalities Poles 98.5 %, Ukrainians 0.6%, Germans 0.5, others 0.4% GDP 16 310 USD per capita, PPP - dollar Urbanization 65% Literacy 99%
  4. 5. Poland in numbers [2] Tourism 14 million tourists visit Poland every year, Poland ranks 14th in the world as a tourist destination Border countries Germany (467 km), Czech Republic (790 km), Slovakia (538 km), Ukraine (529 km), Belarus (416 km), Russia (210 km), Lithuania (103 km), Baltic coastline (788 km) Surface Poland consists mostly of lowlands, the lowest point - the village of Racki Elblaskie 1.8 meters below the sea level Mountains On the Southern border, High Tatra (highest peak Rysy 2,499 m), Bieszczady, Beskid, Karkonosze, Gory Stolowe Rivers the Vistula (Wisla) 1,047 km, the Odra, the Bug, the Warta Lakes Sniardwy (Mazury)113,8 km 2
  5. 6. History – Information
  6. 7. <ul><li>The north of Poland , stretching to the Baltic Sea, consists almost entirely of lowlands, while the Carpathian Mountains (including the Tatra range) form the southern border. The Masuria region forms the largest and most-visited lake district in Poland.   </li></ul><ul><li>The Polish state is over 1000 years old. In the 16th century Poland was one of the most powerful countries in Europe. With victory at the Battle of Vienna in 1683, King Jan III Sobieski of Poland was able to break the Ottoman siege of Vienna and end the threat of a possible occupation of western Europe . </li></ul><ul><li>Poland is rich in natural mineral resources, including iron, zinc, copper and rock salt. The Wieliczka salt mine , constructed in the 13th century, contains an entire town below ground with a sanatorium, theatre, church and café! - Everything from stairs to chandeliers is made from salt. </li></ul><ul><li>Poland’s current constitution dates from 1997. The President is elected by popular vote for a five-year term. The 460 members of the lower house of parliament (the Sejm) and the 100 members of the senate, are directly elected by a system of proportional representation to serve four-year terms. </li></ul><ul><li>Poland’s traditional dishes include beetroot soup, cabbage rolls (cabbage leaves stuffed with meat and rice) and pierogi (dumplings stuffed with cabbage and mushrooms, for example). </li></ul><ul><li>Famous Poles include the astronomer Copernicus , the composer Chopin , the scientist Maria Curie-Sklodowska , film-makers Roman Polanski and Krzysztof Kieslowski , and the late Pope, John-Paul II . </li></ul>
  7. 8. King Jan III Sobieski of Poland
  8. 11. Culture
  9. 12. Fryderyk Franciszek Szopen
  10. 15. Animals in Pol and
  11. 16. Science
  12. 17. Mikołaj Kopernik 1473-1543
  13. 19. Mari a Skłodowska- Curie
  14. 20. Personalities
  15. 21. Pope, John Paul II (1920 – 2005 )
  16. 22. Sports
  17. 24. Poland-Greece (Football Game)
  19. 26. Jacek Gmoch
  20. 27. Krzysztof Warzycha
  21. 29. http://europa.eu/abc/european_countries/eu_members/poland/index_en.htm http://www.staypoland.com/information-poland.htm http://www.nyc24.org/2002/issue01/story02/page03.asp
  22. 30. The end…….. <ul><li>By - Dimitra </li></ul><ul><li>- Elli </li></ul><ul><li>- Theano </li></ul><ul><li>- Markella </li></ul><ul><li>Students from the 3 rd grade of the High School of Velvendo </li></ul><ul><li>(Kozani, Greece) </li></ul>