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God, Honor, Fatherland

 

General


Population: 38,346,279 (2014), 38,383,809 (2013)
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 (August 6th 2010)
Head of Government: Donald Tusk (November 16th 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: 76.65 years (2014), 76.45 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 513.9 billion (2013), 487.7 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 814 billion (2013), 814.1 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 21,100 (2013), 20,900 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 1.3% (2013), 2% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 4%, Industry 33.3%, Services 62.7% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 12.9%, Industry 30.2%, Services 57% (2010)
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: 0.834 (35th)(2014), 0.821 (39th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 6.499 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 10.3% (2013)

MilitaryPoland Map


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.

(2014) Poland's economy continues to grow at a steady pace even though the rest of the European Union members continue to struggle and this growth is expected to continue into 2014.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Poland
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: Poland
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/POL.html

Updated on: December 10th, 2014