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  1. 2. Name and Capital Varsovia
  2. 3. Year of entry in the EU. <ul><li>The Republic of Poland join to the Europen Union in 2004. </li></ul>Poland holds the EU presidency Poland says yes to the EU
  3. 4. Political system <ul><li>Poland is a parliamentary republic under the Constitution of 1997. </li></ul><ul><li>The President of the Republic, who is the Head of State is elected for 5 years by direct universal suffrage. Nowadays is Bronislaw Komorowski. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Political system <ul><li>In 1989 the political system changed and the communist ideology and the Polish United Workers' Party (PZPR) gave way to political pluralism. </li></ul><ul><li>The main political parties nowadays are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Civic Platform (Platforma Obywatelska) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law and Justice (Prawo i Sprawiedliwosc) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Democratic Left Alliance (Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Polish People's Association (Polskie Stronnictwo Ludowa) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. TOTAL AREA <ul><li>The area of ​​Poland is 312.677 square km. </li></ul><ul><li>The land of the county: 304,255 sq km and the water: 8,430 sq km </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.indexmundi.com/map/?v=5 </li></ul>
  7. 8. POPULATION <ul><li>In Poland’ s area lives more of 38,5 millions of people. </li></ul><ul><li>Comparing with Europe, Polish are a nation relatively young. </li></ul><ul><li>The average age doesn´t arrive as 40 years. </li></ul><ul><li>The most populted city is Varsovia </li></ul>
  8. 9. POPULATION <ul><li>The composition of the population is this: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Polish: 98,7% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From other countries: 1,2% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gypsies: 0,1% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>El 1,2% of person from other countries aremainly Germans, Lithuanians, Ukrainians and Belorussians, Jews as well </li></ul>
  9. 10. CURRENCY
  10. 11. CURRENCY <ul><li>Poland's currency is the zloty which is divided into 100 groszy. </li></ul><ul><li>This word means literally gold in Polish. </li></ul>
  11. 12. CURRENCY <ul><li>Emitted by the National Bank of Poland. </li></ul><ul><li>Circulate currencies of: 10, 20, 50, 100 y 200 PL. </li></ul><ul><li>There are banknotes of 200, 100, 50, 20 y 10 zlotys. </li></ul><ul><li>First in the banknotes appears the workers and in 1975 this was changed by the great Polish figures. </li></ul>
  12. 13. CURRENCY <ul><li>10 of September of 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>It announced that the objective of his government was join to the Euro en 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>The current economic data indicate that actually will be in 2012. </li></ul>
  13. 14. CURRENCY <ul><li>1 [EUR] = 4.3466 [PLN] </li></ul><ul><li>1 [PLN] = 0.2301 [EUR] </li></ul>
  14. 15. Official languages
  15. 16. Polish <ul><li>Country’s official language </li></ul><ul><li>Indoeuropean: slavic </li></ul><ul><li>Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania,Latvia, Germany, Czech Republic, Russia. </li></ul><ul><li>Dialects: </li></ul><ul><li>- Greater Polish: spoken in the west </li></ul><ul><li>- Lesser Polish: spoken in the south and southeast </li></ul><ul><li>Masovian: central and eastern parts of the country </li></ul><ul><li>Silesian: spoken in the southwest </li></ul>
  16. 17. Typical foods and drinks
  17. 18. TypicalFoods <ul><li>A typical polish meal: a soap, an appetizer, the principal main course and in the end a dessert. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Soaps: </li></ul></ul>Borscht Czernina
  18. 19. <ul><ul><li>Principal main course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dessert </li></ul></ul>Bigos Makowiec
  19. 20. CHRISTMAS EASTER Corpus Christi Feast of All Saints Processions
  20. 21. Polish independence first Polish constitution
  21. 22. Music and anthem
  22. 23. Folk music <ul><li>Mazurca </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBKOkPsxQic </li></ul><ul><li>polonaise </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28XDRzAlGsg </li></ul>
  23. 24. Typical music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T7x6J9XF5A
  24. 25. Polish National Anthem <ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIl-8AZbZ_I </li></ul>
  25. 26. Geografy <ul><li>Poland is in north-central Europe. </li></ul><ul><li>It is the ninth biggest country (geographically) in Europe and it is mostly plain. </li></ul><ul><li>Some rivers, which are important to commerce, are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the Vistula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Warta </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the Bug </li></ul></ul>
  26. 27. Geografy <ul><li>Three regions which can be distinguished in Poland are: </li></ul><ul><li>The mountainous south. </li></ul><ul><li>The center of the country dominated by the continuation of the Russian plain. </li></ul><ul><li>The northern Baltic coast </li></ul>
  27. 28. Geografy <ul><li>Most of the country is a plain with no natural boundaries except: </li></ul><ul><li>The Carpathian Mountains in the south (left) </li></ul><ul><li>The Oder and Neisse rivers in the west. (right) </li></ul>
  28. 29. Weather
  29. 30. <ul><li>The average summer temperature is 15 to 25 ° C, while winter isbelow 0 ° C </li></ul><ul><li>The warmest region is Lower Silesia and Lesser Poland </li></ul>
  30. 33. John Paul ll <ul><li>Karol Józef Wojtyla (Wadowice, Poland, May 18, 1920 - Vatican City, April 2, 2005) </li></ul><ul><li>  He was the 264 º Pope of the Catholic Church between 1978 and 2005 </li></ul><ul><li>John Paul II has been hailed as one of the most influential leaders of the twentieth century, we remember especially being one of the main symbols of anti-communism and his fight against the spread of Marxism in places like Latin America, where he fought vigorously to the movement known as the liberation theology. </li></ul>
  31. 34. Marie Curie <ul><li>Salomea Maria Skłodowska-Curie, (also known as Marie Curie) (November 7, 1867 - July 4, 1934) </li></ul><ul><li>Was a Polish chemistry and physics, later nationalized French.  </li></ul><ul><li>A pioneer in the field of radioactivity, was the first person to receive two Nobel prizes and the first woman teacher at the University of Paris. </li></ul>
  32. 35. Frédéric François Chopin <ul><li>Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin (in French, Frédéric François Chopin,  Żelazowa Wola, Poland, March 1 , 1810 - Paris, October 17, 1849) </li></ul><ul><li>Was a Polish composer and famous pianist considered one of the most important historical </li></ul>
  33. 36. FINISH