Capital: Warsaw


Poland shares borders with the Baltic Sea, the Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic and Germany. Warsaw, the capital, was completely destroyed during World War II, but the Old Town has been completely rebuilt. Warsaw and the main cities have theatres and opera companies that put on a whole range of musical and cultural programs for both locals and visitors.

Language: Polish is the official language. English and Russian are also spoken.

Electricity: 220 volts AC, 50Hz; continental sockets.

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.