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  1. 2. Language – Polish Capital – Warsaw Government – Parliamentary republic President – Bronisław Komorowski Prime Minister – Donald Tusk Area – 312, 685 km² Population – 38, 186, 860 Currency – Złoty (PLN)
  2. 4. Warsaw is one of the biggest cities and a capital city of poland. It has over 1 720 000 citizens on a surface over 517 km² including the river -Wisła (Vistula).
  3. 5. <ul><li>Royal Castle in Warsaw </li></ul><ul><li>The Palace of Culture and Science </li></ul>
  4. 6. Cracow is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Małopolska region .
  5. 7. <ul><li>Main Market Square </li></ul><ul><li>St. Mary's Basilica </li></ul>
  6. 8. Tricity is an urban area consisting of three Polish cities: Gdańsk, Gdynia and Sopot. They are situated adjacent to one other, in a row, on the coast of the Gdańsk Bay, Baltic Sea, in Pomerelia northern Poland.
  7. 9. <ul><li>Westerplatte </li></ul><ul><li>The Sopot Pier </li></ul>
  8. 10. Poznań is a city on the Warta river in west-central Poland . Poznań is now Poland's fifth largest city. It is the historical capital of the Wielkopolska (&quot;Greater Poland&quot;) region, and is currently the administrative capital of the province called Greater Poland Voivodeship.
  9. 11. <ul><li>Poznań Town Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Grand Theatre </li></ul>
  10. 12. Wrocław is the main city in south-western Poland, situated on the River Oder . Wrocław was the historical capital of Silesia and is today the capital of the Lower Silesian Voivodeship.
  11. 13. <ul><li>Wrocław Town Hall </li></ul><ul><li>Wrocław Town Hall </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2012, will be the 14th European Championship for national football teams sanctioned by UEFA. The final tournament will be hosted by Poland and Ukraine between 8 June and 1 July 2012 . </li></ul>
  13. 18. Frédéric François Chopin
  14. 19. Karol Maciej Szymanowski
  15. 21. The first edition of the festival was organized in Warsaw in 2002 as Open Air Festival. 2011 edition of Open'er will be held from 30 June to 3 July. Open’er Festival was given the Best Major Festival prize on European Festival Awards awards ceremony in 2010 and 2011. The Heineken Open'er Festival is a music festival which takes place on the North coast of Poland, in Gdynia.
  16. 23. <ul><li>POLISH FOLK DANCES: </li></ul>
  17. 25. DUMPLINGS <ul><li>They are boiled, baked or fried dumplings of unleavened dough traditionally stuffed with potato filling, sauerkraut, ground meat, cheese, or fruit. They are usually semicircular. </li></ul>
  18. 26. CABBAGE ROLL <ul><li>Cabbage roll is a dish consisting of cooked cabbage leaves wrapped around a variety of fillings . In Europe, the filling is traditionally based around meat, often beef, lamb or pork and is seasoned with garlic, onion and spices. </li></ul>
  19. 28. Blessed Pope John Paul II <ul><li>B orn Karol Józef Wojtyła (18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005), reigned as Pope of the Catholic Church and Sovereign of Vatican City from 16 October 1978 until his death on 2 April 2005, at 84 years and 319 days of age. </li></ul>
  20. 29. Marie Skłodowska Curie <ul><li>Marie Skłodowska Curie was a Polish–French physicist –chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes — in physics and chemistry . </li></ul>
  21. 30. Robert Kubica <ul><li>He is the first Polish racing driver to compete in Formula One. In June 2008, Kubica took his maiden F1 victory in the Canadian Grand Prix, becoming the 99th driver to win a World Championship race. </li></ul>
  22. 31. Adam Małysz <ul><li>He is a legendary former Polish ski jumper, one of the greatest ski jumpers in the history. The most important Małysz's successes are 4 individual Olympic Games medals, 4 individual World Championships gold medals, 4 individual World Cup titles, 39 individual competition wins and 92 podiums in total. </li></ul>
  23. 32. Lech Wałęsa <ul><li>Lech Wałęsa is a Polish politician, trade-union organizer, and human-rights activist. A charismatic leader, he co-founded Solidarity (Solidarność), the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, and served as President of Poland between 1990 and 95. </li></ul>
  24. 33. Nicolaus Copernicus <ul><li>was a Renaissance astronomer and the first person to formulate a comprehensive heliocentric cosmology which displaced the Earth from the center of the universe. </li></ul>
  25. 35. FIAT <ul><li>The Fiat 126 is a city car introduced in October 1972 at the Turin Auto Show as a replacement for the Fiat 500. </li></ul>
  26. 36. SWEETS WEDEL <ul><li>Wedel is a famous Polish confectionery company, producing many varieties of high-quality chocolates, cakes, and snacks. </li></ul>
  27. 37. <ul><li>BOLEK AND LOLEK – Bolek and Lolek are two Polish cartoon characters from the TV animated series by the same title . </li></ul><ul><li>REKSIO – Polish cartoon whose main character is a dog invented by the director and screenwriter Lechosława Marszałka. </li></ul><ul><li>MATOŁEK THE BILLY-GOAT – Is a fictional character created by Kornel Makuszyński (story) and Marian Walentynowicz (art) in one of the first and most famous Polish comics back in 1933. </li></ul>
  28. 38. VODKA <ul><li>Some Polish vodka blends go back centuries. Most notable are Żubrówka, from about the 16th century; Goldwasser, from the early 17th; and aged Starka vodka, from the 16th. </li></ul>
  29. 39. <ul><li>Natalia Pacek </li></ul><ul><li>Natalia Michalik </li></ul>
  30. 40. <ul><li>Joanna Jackiewicz </li></ul><ul><li>Joanna Kontraktowicz </li></ul>