Poland is in central Europe. It is four times the size of Ireland. Poland has a border with seven countries: Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania. The north coast is on the Baltic Sea. There are mountains in the south and plains in the middle of the country. There are lots of lakes and forests in Poland. It is very warm in the summer (25˚C - 30˚C) but in the winter it can get as cold as - 30˚C. Poland has been a member of the EU (European Union) since 2004.
School in Poland
Children in Poland can attend preschool from the age of three or even younger. Everyone must attend zero class at the age of six. They learn to write their letters and numbers and do simple sums. They also learn other things that will help them when they get to primary school. After primary school they go to the gimnazjum and then the liceum.
Learn some Polish
There is a lot of interesting food in Poland. Click on the picture to learn about it.
There are lots of interesting things to see in Poland: beaches, mountains, lakes, rivers and woodlands.
Inside a Polish Home
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Polish Festivals & Traditions
Religion in Poland
There are a lot of interesting sports in Poland: downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, hang-gliding and paragliding. Click on the picture to learn more about them.
Click on the photograph to see some photographs of Poland.
Polish Myths & Legends
Click on the photo to learn about famous Polish people.
Interesting facts about Poland
- Some men kiss a woman's hand when they meet them.
- Men and women kiss each other on the cheek when they meet.
- People drive on the right-hand side of the road.
- There are small booths on the side of the road where you can buy sweets, drinks and tickets for the bus.
- Married people wear the wedding ring on the right hand.
- People write 9 like a g.
- The signs for the toilets are different: a triangle for men and a circle for women.
- In Poland, rather than celebrate their birthday, many people celebrate their name's day. This is the holy day of the saint that bears their name.
- The currency in Poland is the Złoty. Złoty is the Polish word for gold.