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Where is Poland?

Poland is a country in Central Europe. Its capital is Warsaw, and the official spoken language is Polish. The country has a population of 38,483,957 according to 2015 estimates, and it covers an area of 312,679 km2. The country is infamous as its invasion was one of the principal events that caused World War II.

It has a lot to offer for tourists, from historical sites to modern tourist attractions. Where is Poland Geographically Poland is located within Central Europe. Its bordering countries include Germany, which is on the west side, the Czech Republic, which is on the south side, Slovakia, which is also on the south side, Ukraine, which is on the east side, Belarus, which is also on the east, and Lithuania is on the north side of the country.
The Baltic Sea is also located to the North of Poland. There are two natural harbors of the Baltic Sea within Poland; one is at the Gda?sk-Gdynia region, while the other is at the Szczecin region, in the northwestern region. Poland is divided into 16 provinces, referred to as Voivodeships in the local language.
These include Podlaskie, Kuyavian-Pomeranian, Pomeranian, Lubusz, Silesian, ?wi?tokrzyskie, Lesser Poland, Lublin, Warmian-Masurian, Opole, Greater Poland, Subcarpathian, West Pomeranian, Mazovian, Lower Silesian, and ?ód?. Where is Poland's historic region Poland is extremely popular with tourists who have an interest in history. The country has 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and more than 50 Historical Monuments.

Historic Monuments are sites declared by the government to be historically important, and include sites like Archcathedral complex, Cathedral Basilica of St. Adalbert and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Teutonic castle complex, Wilanów Palace, Krzemionki Mines, Bochnia Salt Mine, Muskau Park, Fort Srebrna Góra which is a mountain stronghold, Bernardine monastery, and the Augustów Canal.
These historical monuments are well worth a visit, and give a sense of history of this country, which was founded in 966. The UNESCO World Heritage Sites are a must visit for any tourist. Most of these are also included in the list of Historical Monuments. The list of world heritage sites comprises of the Wooden Churches of Southern Ma?opolska, Auschwitz Birkenau (which was a Nazi concentration camp), Wooden Tserkvas of the Carpathian Region in Poland and Ukraine, Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork, Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines, Churches of Peace in Jawor and ?widnica, Centennial Hall in Wroc?aw, Old City of Zamo??, Historic Centre of Kraków, Park Mu?akowski, Medieval Town of Toru?, Kalwaria Zebrzydowska: the Mannerist Architectural and Park Landscape Complex and Pilgrimage Park, and the Historic Centre of Warsaw.

Things to do
Royal Wawel Castle

As the political and cultural heart of Poland through the 16th century, Wawel Castle is a potent symbol of national identity. It's now a museum containing five separate sections: Crown Treasury & Armoury ; State Rooms ; Royal Private Apartments , Lost Wawel ; and Exhibition of Oriental Art . Each requires a separate ticket. Of the five, the State Rooms and Royal Private Apartments are most impressive. There’s a limited quota of tickets, so arrive early or book in advance by phone. The Renaissance palace you see today dates from the 16th century. An original, smaller residence was built in the early 11th century by King Boles?aw I Chrobry. Kazimierz III Wielki (Casimir III the Great) turned it into a formidable Gothic castle, but when it burned down in 1499, Zygmunt I Stary (Sigismund I the Old; 1506–48) commissioned a new residence. Within 30 years, the current Italian-inspired palace was in place. Despite further extensions and alterations, the three-storey structure, complete with a courtyard arcaded on three sides, has been preserved to this day.Repeatedly sacked and vandalised by the Swedish and Prussian armies, the castle was occupied in the 19th century by the Austrians, who intended to make Wawel a barracks, while moving the royal tombs elsewhere. They never got that far, but they did turn the royal kitchen and coach house into a military hospital and raze two churches. They also built a new ring of massive brick walls, largely ruining the original Gothic fortifications.After Kraków was incorporated into re-established Poland after WWI, restoration work began and continued until the outbreak of WWII. The work was resumed after the war and has been able to recover a good deal of the castle’s earlier external form and interior decoration.