Poland - Country information

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General information about the country

Official name of the country: Republic of Poland
Form of government: Parliamentary republic
Area: 312,679 km2
Population: 38.4 million
Official language: Polish
Capital: Warsaw (Warszawa)
Population of the capital: 1.7 million inhabitants
Important economic and cultural cities: Warsaw (Warszawa), Cracow (Krakow), Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk, Torun, Katowice, Bialystok, Lublin, Rzeszów

Interesting facts about the country

  • Did you know that the center of Europe is located in Poland? (Suchowola near Bialystok)
  • Did you know that the largest desert in Europe is located in Poland? (Bledowska Desert)
  • Did you know that the biggest European mammal lives in Poland? (Zubr – European bison)
  • Did you know that Marie Sklodowska-Curie (chemist), Frederic Chopin (composer) and Nicolaus Copernicus (astronomer) were Polish?
  • Did you know that Poland was one of the first countries that established relationships with the People's Republic of China? (October 5th, 1949)

 

Top Lists

UNESCO sites in Poland

Cultural

Natural

Top 5 tourist destinations

  • Cracow (Krakow)
  • Warsaw (Warszawa)
  • Gdansk
  • Wroclaw
  • Torun

Top 5 souvenirs

  • Striped flint jewelry (krzemień pasiasty)
  • Amber jewelry
  • Lace from Koniakow
  • Traditional clay pottery
  • High class ecological food products

Top 5 events

  • International F. Chopin piano competition and Chopin concerts
  • Reconstruction of the battle of Grunwald
  • Festival of the organ music in Oliwa
  • St. Dominic Fair in Gdańsk
  • Krakow Christmas Fair and Nativity Scene Competition

Chinese twin towns and twin counties

Regional level

  • Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship – Hubei Province,
  • Zachodniopomorskie Voivodship – Guangdong Province,
  • Lubelskie Voivodship – Henan Province,
  • Podkarpackie Voivodship – Guanxi Zhuang Autonomous Region,
  • Lubuskie Voivodship – Hainan Province,
  • Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodship – Heilongjiang Province,
  • Dolnośląskie Voivodship – Anhui Province,
  • Opolskie Voivodship – Fujian Province,
  • Śląskie Voivodship – Liaoning and Shanxi Provinces,
  • Małopolskie Voivodship – Jiangsu Province,
  • Łódzkie Voivodship – Guangdong Province,
  • Pomorskie Voivodship – Shanghai,
  • Mazowieckie Voivodship – Shandong and Hebei Provinces.

Cities (twin cities)

  • Gdańsk – Chengdu,
  • Warszawa – Harbin and Chengdu,
  • Bydgoszcz – Ningbo,
  • Toruń – Guilin,
  • Rzeszów – Fangchenggang,
  • Poznań – Shenzhen,
  • Radom – Huzhou,
  • Łowicz – Xuzhou,
  • Elbląg – Laibin,
  • Grudziądz – Nanning,
  • Piaseczno – Huanggang,
  • Lublin – Jiading (Shanghai),
  • Kielce – Yuyao,
  • Szczecin – Jinan,
  • Płock – Huai'an (Jiangsu),
  • Słupsk – Xiamen,
  • Koszalin – Fuzhou,
  • Jelenia Góra – Changzhou,
  • Nowy Sącz – Suzhou,
  • Gniezno – Zhaoqing,
  • Częstochowa – Yinchuan,
  • Kołobrzeg – Zhongshan,
  • Bełchatów – Huaibei,
  • Chorzów – Yingkou,
  • Leszno – Zhengcheng,
  • Zielona Góra – Wuxi,
  • Bielsko-Biała – Shijiazhuang,
  • Katowice – Shenyang,
  • Białystok – Chongzuo,
  • Gliwice – Zhengzhou,
  • Jaworzno – Yiwu,
  • Sopot – Changning (Shanghai),
  • Kraków – Nanking,
  • Łódź – Tianjin, Chengdu, Guangdong.

 

Embassies in China

Embassy of the Republic of Poland
China, Beijing, 1 Ritan Lu, Jianguomenwai, 100600
Tel.: +86 1065321235 ext. 101, 102, 103, 104 and 108
Fax.: +86 1065321745
E-mail: pekin.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl 
Web: www.pekin.msz.gov.pl

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Guangzhou
China, Guangzhou, 63 Shamian Main Street, 510130
Tel.:+8620 81219994
Tel.: +8620 81219993 24
Fax +8620 81219995
E-mail: kanton.kg.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl
Web: www.kanton.msz.gov.pl

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Shanghai
China, Shanghai, 618 Jianguo Xi Road, 200031
Tel.:+86 21 6433 9288
Tel.: +86 21 6433 4735
Fax: +86 21 6433 0417
E-mail: shanghai.kg.sekretariat@msz.gov.plpekin.amb.wk@msz.gov.pl
Web-site: www.szanghaj.msz.gov.pl

Consulate Section in Beijing
1 Ri Tan Lu, Jian Guo Men Wai
100600 Beijing (Pekin), PR China
Tel.: (0-8610) 6532-1235 do 37
Fax: (0-08610) 6532-3567
E-mail: polska@public2.bta.net.cn

Consulate General in Hong Kong
Suite 2006, Two Pacific Place Admiralty
88 Queensway, Central Hong Kong
Tel.: (00852) 284 007 79, 284 008 04
Fax: (00852) 291 891 09
E-mail: kgrphk@netvigator.com

Polish National Tourist Office in Beijing
Mr. Jan Wawrzyniak, Chief Representative
8014 Chang Fu Gong Office Building,
26, Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue,
Beijing, China, 100022
Tel.:  +86 10 6525 5600,
Fax +86 10 6525 5608
E-mail: jan.wawrzyniak@pot.gov.pl

Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chengdu
China, Chengdu, 26/F, Square One, 18 Dongyu St., 610016
Tel.: +86 28 8459 2585
Tel.: +86 28 8459 2581-3
Fax: +86 28 8459 2586
E-mail: chengdu.kg.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl
Web: www.chengdu.msz.gov.pl

Transport - direct links/ flights between China and the country

There is a direct flight connection between Warsaw and Beijing operated by LOT Polish Airlines (code-share with Air China).

 

List of international airports in the country

There are 11 international airports in Poland;

  • Warsaw-Okęcie F. Chopin International Airport,
  • Warsaw-Modlin International Airport,
  • Kraków John Paul II International Airport,
  • Gdańsk L. Wałęsa International Airport,
  • Katowice-Pyrzowice International Airport,
  • Wrocław Nicolaus Copernicus Airport,
  • Poznań-Ławica H. Wieniawski Airport,
  • Rzeszów International Airport,
  • Łódź W. Reymont Airport,
  • Szczecin-Goleniow Solidarity Airport,
  • Bydgoszcz Airport.

 

Contact Information

Polish Tourist Organisation
Department of Marketing Instruments

Mrs. Barbara Tutak, Director
ul. Chałubińskiego 8,
00-613 Warszawa,
tel.: +48 22 536-70-49,
e-mail: barbara.tutak@pot.gov.pl

Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland
Department of Tourism

Mr. Rafał Wilczkowski, Head of Promotion and International Affairs in Tourism Unit
00-082 Warszawa, ul. Senatorska 14
Tel.: +48 22 2443-195
E-mail: rafal.wilczkowski@msport.gov.pl

Web: www.bolan.travel/zh