Travel Information for Poland
Time zone:GMT +1 (Central European time)
Daylight savings:GMT +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
Main languages:Polish
Currency: zloty (PLN)

1 = 4.37, $1 = 3.92, £1 = 5.21

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.plInternational Dialling Code:    48

For help planning your trip to Poland including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Poland trip planning page.

Further information on Poland

Discover more about Poland - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of poland

Total area: 312,679 sq km (8,220 sq km under water)

Coastline: 440 km (Baltic Sea)

Neighbours (border lengths): Belarus (605km), Czech Republic (615km), Germany (456km), Lithuania (91km), Russia (432km), Slovakia (420km), Ukraine (428km)

Highest mountain: Rysy (2,499m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Poland from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFlawed democracy 40/167
Economic FreedomModerately Free 42/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 18/179
ILGA LGBT rightsSome rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 35/174
Overall Ranking:    33/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Poland     Status: Independent Country

Population: 38,346,279 (rank: 34/196)     Density: 122.6 people/sq km (rank: 69/196)

Ethnic groups: Polish 96.7%, German 0.4%, Belarusian 0.1%, Ukrainian 0.1%, other and unspecified 2.7% (2002 census)

Religions: Roman Catholic 89.8% (about 75% practicing), Eastern Orthodox 1.3%, Protestant 0.3%, other 0.3%, unspecified 8.3% (2002)

GDP (PPP): $814 billion       GDP per capita: $21,100 (rank: 51/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.