Poland basic information

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Poland basic information

  1. 1. POLAND BASICINFORMATION
  2. 2. POLANDPOLONIAPOLSKA
  3. 3. THE CAPITAL CITY OF POLAND: WARSAW VARSOVIA WARSZAWA
  4. 4. THE OFFICIAL FLAG OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND
  5. 5. THE MEANING OF COLOURS ON THE FLAG:WHITE: PURITY, MORALITY AND GOODNESSRED:* BRAVERY, HEROISM*THE MEANING WAS ADDED AFTER MANY WARS POLAND HAS FOUGHT. THE ORIGINAL ANCIENT MEANING OF RED WAS NOBILITY AND DIGNITY (RED PAINT USED TO BE VERY EXPENSIVE AND USED ONLY BY RICH PEOPLE)
  6. 6. FORM OF GOVERNMENT: PARLIMENTARY DEMOCRACYNAME OF THE PRESIDENT:BRONISŁAWKOMOROWSKI / BRONISWAV KOMOROVSKI/
  7. 7. HOW BIG IS POLAND?- IT HAS 322 575 sqkm- IT IS THE 69TH BIGGEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD**SPAIN IS THE 52TH BIGGEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD
  8. 8. WHERE IS POLAND?IT’S IN CENTRAL EUROPEAT THE BALTIC SEA
  9. 9. POLAND’S NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES:• GERMANY• CZECH REPUBLIC• SLOVAKIA• UKRAINE• BELARUS• LITHUANIA
  10. 10. POLAND IS DIVIDED INTO 16 REGIONS CALLED VOIVODSHIPS*:*EACH VIOVODSHIPHAS ITS OWNCOAT OF ARMS
  11. 11. TRADITIONAL POLISH FOOD: PIEROGI DUMPLINGS ROSÓŁ CHICKEN SOUP
  12. 12. BARSZCZ Z USZKAMI BEETROOT SOUP WITH MUSHROOM DUMPLINGSBIGOSCABBAGE AND MEAT STEW
  13. 13. TRADITIONAL POLISH FESTIVALS
  14. 14. 21ST MARCHFIRST DAY OF SPRINGDROWNING OF ‘MARZANNA’ –A DOLL MADE OF STRAW WHICHIS A SYMBOL OF WINTER EASTER TIME EASTER MONDAY – ŚMIGUS DYNGUS WHEN BOYS POUR WATER ON GIRLS
  15. 15. 1ST MAY – DAY OF LABOUR PEOPLE WITH POLISH FLAGS DURING CELEBRATIONS3RD MAY –DAY OF CONSTITUTIONOFFICIAL MASS WITHPARTICIPATION OF POLISH ARMY
  16. 16. 1ST NOVEMBER ALL SAINTS DAYPEOPLE LIGHT CANDLESON GRAVES AND PRAY TOGETHERON CEMENTARIES 30TH NOVEMBER ST. ANDREW’S DAY ANDRZEJKI PEOPLE POUR WAX THROUGH KEY HOLES AND PREDICT FUTURE FROM WAX FIGURES
  17. 17. 4TH DECEMBERST. BARBARA DAY – TRADITIONAL DAY OF COAL MINERS ORCHESTRA OF COAL MINERS IN TRADITIONAL CLOTHES
  18. 18. 6TH DECEMBER SANTA CLAUS DAY 24TH DECEMBER CHRISTMAS EVE WIGILIATRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS EVESUPPER CONSISTING OF12 DISHES
  19. 19. FAMOUS CITIES OF POLAND
  20. 20. WARSZAWA FACTS:• Situated on both sides of main Polish river Wisła ( Vistula )• Polish government headquraters• Completely destroyed during World War II and rebuilt after the war
  21. 21. PALACE OF CULTURE AND SCIENCEMETRO STATION
  22. 22. PALACE ON WATERGOVERNMENT HEADQUARTERS
  23. 23. WROCŁAW FACTS:• Selected European Capital of Culture 2016• Situated on both sides of the second biggest Polish river: Odra• One of the biggest and oldest cities in Poland
  24. 24. OLD CITY VIEWMAIN SQUARE
  25. 25. CENTENNIAL HALL WHERE CONCERTS AND SPORT EVENTS TAKE PLACEPANORAMA ONTHE CITY CENTRE
  26. 26. KATOWICE• Capital city of Silesia region ( Śląsk) - industrial region of Poland• Has got many coal mines• Famous for its sport hall called Spodek ( saucer) which looks like a UFO
  27. 27. SPODEK OLD MINING DISTRICT AND A COAL MINE
  28. 28. VIEW ON THE CITY CENTRE
  29. 29. KRAKÓW• Historical capital city of Poland• Academic and artistic centre• According to a legend it used to have a dragon• Like Warszwa, Kraków lays on Wisła river
  30. 30. VIEW ON THE CASTLE CALLED WAWELSTATUE OF CRACOVIAN DRAGONBREATHING FIRE FLORIAN’S GATE
  31. 31. MAIN SQUAREOLD MARKET PLACE WHERE PEOPLE SOLD CLOTHESCALLED SUKIENNICE(FROM POLISH WORDMEANING A SKIRT)
  32. 32. GDAŃSK• Situated at the seaside• Fourth biggest Polish city• Known for the uprising of Polish workers during Communism in Poland• Famous for annual summer Sand Festival when artists make sand sculptures on the beach
  33. 33. DUTCH-STYLE BUILDINGS NEPTUN’S FOUNTAIN
  34. 34. HARBOURSAND SCULPTURE
  35. 35. CEIP INMACULADA 2012

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