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My country Poland

  1. 1. My country Poland A project by children from Ognisko Pracy Pozaszkolnej Rydu l towy, Poland 2011 Coordinator: Joanna Adamczyk
  2. 2. Where is Poland? Poland is in the centre of Europe
  3. 3. Map of Poland with regions <ul><li>The population of Poland is about 39,000,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Poland is divided into 16 districts </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Polish flag is white and red </li></ul><ul><li>It was officially recognised in 1919 </li></ul>Polish flag
  5. 5. Polish emblem <ul><li>Polish Eagle with a crown on its head is our emblem </li></ul><ul><li>In the years of communism, the eagle was deprived of its crown </li></ul><ul><li>In 1990 the crown came back </li></ul>
  6. 6. Polish anthem <ul><li>Polish national anthem is called „Mazurek Dabrowskiego” </li></ul><ul><li>It was written in Italy in 1795, after our country lost its independence </li></ul><ul><li>Dabrowski was a general of Polish legions in Italy </li></ul><ul><li>Polish legions fought in napoleonic wars </li></ul>
  7. 7. First verses of Polish anthem Poland has not yet succumbed. As long as we remain, What the foe by force has seized, Sword in hand we'll gain. March! March, Dabrowski! March from Italy to Poland! Under your command We shall reach our land. Listen to the anthem:
  8. 8. Capital of Poland <ul><li>The capital of Poland is Warsaw </li></ul><ul><li>It is located on </li></ul><ul><li>the Vistula river </li></ul><ul><li>Warsaw is the 9th largest city in the European Union by population. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Warsaw Coat of arms <ul><li>Coat of arms consists of </li></ul><ul><li>a mermaid in a red field </li></ul>
  10. 10. Warsaw Hotel Marriot and railway station
  11. 11. Barbican - old fortification towers in the historical center of Warsaw
  12. 12. Royal castle in Warsaw
  13. 13. Lazienki palace in Warsaw
  14. 14. The Palace of Culture and Science <ul><li>It is the tallest building in Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Today it is exhibition center and office complex </li></ul><ul><li>There are cinemas, theatres, museums, offices, bookshops, and a large conference hall for 3000 people </li></ul>
  15. 15. Belweder <ul><li>Belweder is used by the President and the Government for ceremonial purposes </li></ul>
  16. 16. President i al palace <ul><li>This is a place where president resides </li></ul>
  17. 17. Old town <ul><li>It is the oldest historic district of the city </li></ul><ul><li>It was built in 13 century </li></ul>
  18. 18. Four seaons in Poland
  19. 19. Spring
  20. 20. Summer
  21. 21. Autumn
  22. 22. Winter
  23. 23. Polish landscape
  24. 24. The Vistula river <ul><li>The longest river in Poland is Vistula </li></ul><ul><li>It is 1047 km long </li></ul>
  25. 25. The Baltic sea
  26. 27. Mazury region of lakes
  27. 29. Tatry mountains
  28. 31. <ul><li>Rysy is the highest peak in Tatry </li></ul><ul><li>It is 2499 metres high </li></ul>
  29. 32. Stolowe mountains
  30. 34. Bledowska desert <ul><li>Bledowska desert is a phenomeon in Polish landscape </li></ul><ul><li>It is on the south of Poland in Jura Krakowsko – Czestochowska region </li></ul>
  31. 35. Bledowska desert
  32. 36. Polish government <ul><li>Poland is parlimentary republic </li></ul>Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk
  33. 37. Polish currency <ul><li>Polish currency is zloty </li></ul>
  34. 38. Famous Poles Mikolaj Kopernik <ul><li>Nicolaus Copernicus was famous Polish astronomer </li></ul><ul><li>He wrote the theory that the sun was in the middle of the solar system </li></ul>
  35. 39. Famous Poles Fryderyk Chopin <ul><li>Frédéric Chopin was the most famous Polish composer and pianist </li></ul>
  36. 40. Famous Poles Maria Curie Sklodowska <ul><li>Marie Sk l odowska–Curie was a physicist and chemist from Poland but lived in France </li></ul><ul><li>She was an expert in the field of radioactivity and the only person to get the Nobel Prize in two different sciences </li></ul>
  37. 41. Famous Poles Tadeusz Kosciuszko <ul><li>N ational hero, general and a leader of the Ko s ciuszko Uprising against the Russian Empire. </li></ul>
  38. 42. Famous Poles Adam Mickiewicz <ul><li>Famous Polish romantic poet </li></ul>
  39. 43. Famous Poles Lech Walesa <ul><li>Lech Walesa was a Polish shipyard worker </li></ul><ul><li>Later he became the leader of Solidarity and the President of Poland, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 198 3 </li></ul>
  40. 44. Famous Poles Pope John Paul II <ul><li>Pope John Paul II was born as Karol Wojty l a </li></ul><ul><li>He was elected Pope on October 16, 1978, and served for 27 years. </li></ul><ul><li>As Pope, he was the head of the Roman Catholic Church and the Sovereign of Vatican City. </li></ul>
  41. 45. Polish alphabet
  42. 46. Greetings in our language
  43. 47. Do widzenia

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