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General


Population: 38,441,588 (2011)
Land Area: 312,679 sq km
Natural Resources: Coal, sulfur, copper, natural gas, silver, lead, salt, amber, arable land
Capital: Warsaw
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Bronislaw Komorowski (2010)
Head of Government: Donald Tusk (2007)
Languages: Polish
Currency: Zloty (PLN)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 89.8%, Eastern Orthodox 1.3%, Protestant 0.3%, Other 0.3%, Unspecified 8.3%
Major Ethnicities: Polish 96.7%, German 0.4%, Belarusian 0.1%, Ukrainian 0.1%, Other and Unspecified 2.7%
Life Expectancy: 76.05 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 470 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 725.2 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 18,800 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.8% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 4%, Industry 32%, Services 64% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 17.4%, Industry 29.2%, Services 53.4% (2005)
Industries: Machine building, iron and steel, coal mining, chemicals, shipbuilding, food processing, glass, beverages, textiles
Agriculture Products: Potatoes, fruits, vegetables, wheat; poultry, eggs, pork, dairy
Human Development Index: 0.813 (39th)
Tourism Revenue: 6.499 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 11.8% (2010)

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Army Size: 141 500 (2004)
Budget: 1.71% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Poland is located in Central Europe. It is bordered by Belarus, Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine. Poland's economy is rapidly growing with a steady GDP growth rate, and this growth has been helped by joining the European Union. Poland's economy is diversified with many industries, as a consequence unemployment is falling and less people are emigrating.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Poland
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Poland
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/POL.html

Updated on: December 28, 2011