Country Profile - Poland

Name: The Republic of Poland

Location: Central Europe

Time: IST (-) 4 1/2 hrs

Capital: Warsaw

Language: Polish (official) 97.8%, German, English and Russian

Area: 312,685 sq kms

Population: 38,441,588 (July 2011 est.)

National Day: 03 May (Constitution Day)

Currency: Polish Zloty (PLN)

Climate: Temperate with warm summers, crisp, sunny autumns and cold winters. Snow covers the mountainous area in the south of Poland (mid-December to April). Rain falls throughout the year.

Holidays: 1 Jan New Year's Day. 1 May Labour Day. 3 May National Day. 17 May Ascension. 11 Nov Independence Day. 25 Dec Christmas Day. 26 Dec Second Day of Christmas.

Airline Name: LOT Polish Airlines (LO)

International Airports: Okecie (Warsaw) (WAW), Balice John Paul II (Krakow) (KRK), Strachowice (Wroclaw) (WRO), Katowice (KTW)