Physical CharacteristicsPoland has 3 large bodies of water. These largebodies of water are used for the transportationof goods and people, as well as for fishing. Thebodies of water are the Baltic Sea, Gulf ofGdansk, and Masurian Lake. Poland has manydensely forested areas in its northeasternregion, which are used for forestry. There areplains in the Central region of Poland that areused for farming, livestock, and breeding oflivestock.
.Poland has a large amount of the listedmineral resources, but it has to importpetroleum and iron .Minerals found in the Carpathian Mts. ofsouthern Poland:1. Sulfur2. Copper3. Coal
On a persons wedding day in Poland it istraditional that after the wedding ceremonies a3 day party is held in celebration.Never give anyone in Poland yellowchrysanthemums, because they are traditionallyused during funerals.
Christmas TraditionsIn Poland on December 24th, it is accustomed tohold a special dinner called a Wigilia which is ahuge feast composed of native dishes.Straw is an important part of the PolishChristmas tradition. People place straw undertheir table cloths, and after eating, they pull apiece from the table cloth to see what theirfuture will be, either good or bad.
Religion/HistoryPoland has been influenced by theCatholic Church for a long time, andmany of the Catholic’s had aninfluence on the nationsgovernmental values. Poland was atone time dominated by Jews, today95 out of 100 Polish people areRoman Catholic, this is becausePoland was greatly effected by theNazis In WWII.