Located in central Europe, Poland is the ninth largest country on the continent. It borders Lithuania, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Germany. The capital city Warsaw lies at the centre of the country. It is divided by the Vistula River and over 14% is woodlands consisting of parks, botanical gardens and nature reserves.
Since joining the European Union in 2004, Poland saw a huge rise in tourism. This continues to be one of the most contributing factors to their overall economy and thus one of the fastest growing economies in the EU. It has the largest banking sector in Central Europe and was the only European economy to avoid the recession in 2008. Poland chose to maintain it’s own currency after joining the EU, the Polish Zloty (PLN). However, as part of the EU they are obligated to eventually adopt the euro. In a recent poll, over 60% of the population support the replacement.
Poland is a popular European destination amongst worldwide travellers with its fascinating history and culture. It is located between the Baltic Sea and the Tatra Mountains. With old and modern architecture, castles, magnificent cities, lakes and rivers and has one of Europe’s last remaining ancient woodlands.