The Republic of Poland is located in Central Europe. It is bordered by Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine to the east and Russia and the Baltic Sea to the north.
The population of more than 38.5 million occupies an area of about 312,000 square kilometers.
Poland’s landscape is much diversified. The Carpathian and the Sudety Mountains stretch along its southern borders. Lowlands and undulating hills occupy the central part of the country. The northern regions of Poland, including the Pomeranian and Masurian lake lands, are gently undulating, relatively well forested and covered in hundreds of lakes and ending with the sandy beaches of the Baltic Sea coast.
Poland’s national emblem is a white eagle with a golden crown on a red background. The national flag is white and red.
The people of Poland use the Polish Language. Its capital and also its largest city is Warsaw which has a population in excess of 1,700,000 and stands on the longest Polish river, the Vistula.
The major Polish cities are Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Katowice, Lodz, Poznan, Szczecin, and Wroclaw. Administratively, Poland is divided into provinces (Voivodships) of which there are sixteen (16) which are then further subdivided into counties and municipalities.
Kromlech definition says, that it is a circle made of stones with ritual purposes. The most known kromlech is in Great Britain and it’s called Stonehenge. In Poland there are 4 such stone circles: In Odry, Grzybnica, Wesiory and in Grzybownik.
Polish kromlechs were built probably by the Nordic tribes in the past. Such tribes were wondering through the territory of Poland in search of better life. Kromlechs in Poland are worth to see, because they are the biggest one in Eastern Europe.
All Polish stone circles can be seen here, on AngloPolish. Their history can be read on Wikipedia.
- You can fly from the United States and UK to a number of cities in Poland. As Poland is party to the Schengen Agreement on the abolition of border controls, there are no entry formalities for visitors arriving from other EU countries.
Travel by rail
- The railway network in Poland has been well developed hence most places can be reached by train. Intercity (express) trains run between the larger cities and commuters can reach the smaller destinations by regional or fast trains. Timetables and prices can be obtained at all railway stations and on the Internet.
Travel by coach