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Country fact sheet – Poland

Country fact sheet – Poland

Official Name

The Republic of Poland

Geographical location

Central Europe (52 00 N, 20 00 E)


312,685 km2


38.2 million



Principal cities

Łódź, Kraków, Wroclaw, Poznan

Neighboring countries

Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia , Slovakia, Ukraine

Ethnic groups

Polish, German, Belarusian, Ukrainian


Moderate climate with both maritime and continental elements. Other than the four typical seasons, there also exist two periods namely przedwiosnie (early spring) and przedzimie (early winter). Average temperature is above 20°C, lasts from May until early September (summer) and below 0°C during November and March (winter).

Official language


Major religions

Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Protestant

Time zone

GMT + 1  (behind Hong Kong by 7 hours)

GMT + 2  (behind Hong Kong by 6 hours in summer)

International dialing code



Polish złoty (PLN); US$1= app. PLN 3.1 (31 Aug 2010)

Visa requirement

Visa-free access for HKSAR passport holders

Business hours

Private and government offices

8:15 am to 4:15 pm,
Monday to Friday


9:00 am to 5:00 or 6:00 pm,
Monday to Friday


10:00 or 11:00 am to 6:00 or 7:00 pm,
Monday to Saturday

10:00 or 11:00 am to 1:00 or 4:00 pm,

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