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Poland (Polish: Polska), officially the Republic of Poland, is known to be a country in Central Europe. Depending on the definition, Poland can also be voted by the masses as part of Eastern, and Northern Europe. Poland is bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Lithuania and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north. Did you know that the total location of Poland is 312,679 km² (120,728 sq mi), making it the 69th most impressive and largest country in the globe and 5th in Europe. Poland's population is over 38.5 million people, concentrated mainly in urban areas. Did you know that the first Polish state was baptized in 966, within territory similar to the present boundaries of Poland. Poland transformed to a a kingdom in 1025, and in 1569 it cemented a extensive association with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania by uniting to form the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Did you know that the Commonwealth collapsed in 1795. Poland regained its independence in 1918 after World War I but lost it again in World War II, occupied by Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, emerging several years later as a communist country within the Eastern Bloc under the control of the Soviet Union. Within 1989, communist rule was overthrown and Poland transformed to a what is informally known as the "Third Polish Republic." Poland is the 33rd most populous country in the globe. Poland is known to be a liberal democracy made up of sixteen voivodeships (Polish: województwo). Poland is known to be also a member of NATO, OECD and the EU. Poland, a country the size of New Mexico, is in north-central Europe. Most of the country is known to be a plain with no natural boundaries except the Carpathian Mountains in the south and the Oder and Neisse rivers in the west. Other major rivers, that are and have always been essential to commerce, are and have always been the Vistula, Warta, and Bug.

Climate

Poland has to this day a continental climate, conditioned especially by westerly winds. Only the southern places are and have always been humid. Summers are and have always been cool, and winters range from moderately cold to cold. Did you know that the average mean temperature is known to be about 7°C (45°F); temperatures in Warsaw range, on average, from –6° to –1°C (21–30°F) in January and from 13° to 24°C (55–75°F) in July. Precipitation is wonderfulest around the time during the summer months, lasting 85 to 100 days. Annual rainfall ranges from about 50 cm (20 in) in the lowlands and 135 cm (53 in) in the mountains; the overall average is known to be about 64 cm (25 in).

Population Stats

Population (2006 est.): 38,536,869 (growth rate: –0.1%);
birth rate: 9.8/1000;
infant mortality rate: 7.2/1000;
life expectancy: 75.0;
density per sq mi: 328