Quest & Learn & Quiz e -T winning project October – December 2011 Szkoła Podstawowa nr 25 z Oddziałami Integracyjnymi im. H.Ch. Andersena w Olsztynie POLAND
Poland - Basic Facts* Official name: Republic of Poland Location: Central Europe. Area: 312,000 sq km Population: 38,000,000 Density of population: 100 person/square km Borders: Germany, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia and the Baltic Sea coast (500 km long). Length of borders: 3582 km * http://www.warsaw-hotel-guide.net/en/poland-tourist-information/basic-facts.php
Capital city: Warsaw Major cities: Gdansk, Katowice, Cracow, Lodz, Poznan, Szczecin, Wroclaw Administration: 16 administrative provinces known as voivodeships, the voivodeships are divided into powiaty (counties) and then gminy (communes). Time zone: GMT + 1 in winter (GMT + 2 in summer) Official language: Polish Religion: Roman Catholic Highest point: Rysy, at 2,499 m National emblem: Crowned white eagle Currency :zloty, abbreviated as zl or PLN. * http://www.warsaw-hotel-guide.net/en/poland-tourist-information/basic-facts.php Poland – more Facts*
A short animated history of Poland „1000 years in 10 minutes” can be watched on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGNFJPjvrnA
Olsztyn is the capital of Warmia and Mazuria Province (region)
Olsztyn -basic facts Area: 88,33 sq km Population: 176 , 463 Density of population: 1 997.8 person/square km Flag: coat of arms:
Olsztyn is one of the oldest places in Warmia. It was set up in the middle of 14th century. It received the civic privilege from The Cathedral Chapter and the bishop according to Chełmno law in 1353. Olsztyn and Warmia became a part of Prussia in 1772 because of the annexation. Later, there were many disasters in Olsztyn - fires were especially disastrous, so it did not develop much in the Middle Ages. At the time of annexation there were merely 1770 citizens here. The location of the town was very important for its further development. First, it became a communication centre. Second, as the centre of the Polish part of Warmia, it developed into an important centre of administrative authority. In 1905 comprising Polish Warmia and Polish Mazury a regency was established. After World War II Olsztyn it became the first capital of Mazuria District and since 1946 – the capital of the whole province of Warmia and Mazuria. a bit of history...
Our city and region on the Internet A song about Olsztyn http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW4qevskpi8 A hymn of Mazury http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xzknQGmaHU A slide show with a song about Mazury http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPNU2PH2Tqk&feature=related Our region is among the new7wonders contest finalists – have a look and vote for us!! http://www.votemazury.org/en/anthem.html