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Where is Poland?

map showing the location of Poland

Located in the continent of Europe, Poland covers 304,255 square kilometers of land and 8,430 square kilometers of water, making it the 70th largest nation in the world with a total area of 312,685 square kilometers.

Poland became an independent state in 1918, after gaining its sovereignty from Germany. The population of Poland is 38,415,284 (2012) and the nation has a density of 126 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Poland is the Zloty (PLN). As well, the people of Poland are refered to as Polish.

The dialing code for the country is 48 and the top level internet domain for Polish sites is .pl.

Poland shares land borders with 7 countries: Belarus, Lithuania, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany, Russia.

To learn more, visit our detailed Poland section.

Quick facts

Population 38,415,284
Density 126.3 / km2 ( 327.0 / mi2 )
Language Polish
Independence Year 1918
Capital Warsaw (Masovian Voivodeship)
Currency Zloty
GDP 548,000,000,000 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 14,265 (2014 data)
Land Area 304,255 km2 (117,473 mi2)
Water Area 8,430 km2 (3,255 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Ukraine, Russia, Slovakia, Germany, The Czech Republic, Belarus, Lithuania
Minimum Longitude 14.120
Maximum Longitude 24.150
Mininum Latitude 49.040
Maximum Latitude 54.840

What is the capital of Poland?

map showing the location of Poland
Location of Warsaw on a map.

Warsaw is the capital city of Poland. It has a population of 1,702,139, and is located on a latitue of 52.23 and longitude of 21.01.

Warsaw is also the political center of Poland, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Warsaw, the Capital Of Poland

City Warsaw
Country Poland
Population 1,702,139
Longitude 21.01178000
Latitude 52.22977000
Elevation 113 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Poland

Rank City Population
#1Warsaw1,702,139
#2Lodz768,755
#3Krakow755,050
#4Wroclaw634,893
#5Poznan570,352
#6Gdansk461,865
#7Szczecin407,811
#8Bydgoszcz366,452
#9Lublin360,044
#10Katowice317,316
#11Bialystok291,855
#12Gdynia253,730
#13Czestochowa248,125
#14Sosnowiec227,295
#15Radom226,794
#16Mokotow212,670
#17Torun208,717
#18Kielce208,598
#19Gliwice198,835
#20Zabrze192,177

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.