Poland - practical information

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ABOUT POLAND:

Capital: Warsaw
Language: Polish
Border Countries:
Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia
Population: 38 million
Area: 322,575 sq km (124,547 sq miles, about size of New Mexico)
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Climate: Temperate with mild summers and moderately severe winters
Currency: Zloty (PLN, zł), 1 zloty = 100 groszy
Government type: Republic, parliamentary democracy
Members of: EU, UN, NATO, OECD, WTO and many other
Holidays: 11 days a year
Country Code: PL

Did you know that while traveling in Poland you are never alone? Imagine that there is a dedicated team, eager to help you with all your questions about transportation, events, attractions, travel itineraries, and anything else you might need help with!
Looking for information on common expressions used in everyday Polish? Here is a list of 20 useful phrases you might need while staying in Poland, some of them are provided with explanations if needed.
Poland’s climate is temperate with relatively cold winters and warm or, sometimes very hot summers. It is influenced by both maritime and continental elements: oceanic air currents from the west, cool polar air from the north-east, and sub-tropical air from the south.
Bringing your dog to Poland has never been easier. What are the practical realities of pet travel to Poland?
  Do you know that while traveling in Poland you are never alone? Imagine that there is a dedicated team, eager to help you with all your questions about transportation, events, attractions – well... anything you might need help with!  So write down these numbers: +48 22 278 77 77 or +48 608 599 999 And remember about them during your stay in Poland! The team is ready to answer all your questions in Polish, English and German everyday between 08:00 and 18:00.  You can also contact our Contact Centre by email: cc@pot.gov.pl
Poland’s legal tender is called Złoty (PLN). 1 złoty = 100 groszy.
If foreign visitors fall ill while holidaying in Poland, they can pay to use the services of the Polish healthcare system. If they took out the appropriate insurance before they set off, the costs of treatment in Poland will be refunded when they get back home.
Here are some tips to eliminate guesswork from everyday situations you may encounter during your trip to Poland while using public transport or your own vehicle.
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