Country: Poland

Population: 38,518,241

Capital: Warsaw

Time Zone: UTC+1

Currency Name: Z?oty (PLN)

Government Type: republic

Languages: Polish

Ethnic Breakdown: Polish 96.7%, German 0.4%, Belarusian 0.1%, Ukrainian 0.1%, other and unspecified 2.7%

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

Major Cities: Warsaw, Krakow

Phone Country Code: 48

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.polandtour.org/

High Travel Season: June - August

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, e

Major Holidays: January 1 (New Year's Day), Easter, May 1 (Labor Day), May 3 (Constitution Day), Pentecost, Corpus Christi, August 15 (Assumption of Mary), November 1 (All Saints Day), November 11 (Independence Day), December 25-26 (Christmas)

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Polish city Kalisz was an important stop on the amber route and was mentioned in Ptolemy's Atlas of the World in 3rd century AD.