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POLAND

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Poland
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The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres, making it the 71st largest country in the world and
the 9th largest in Europe.
3.
The name "Poland" originates from the name of the tribe "Polanie" which means "people living in open fields"
4.
Poland has been invaded or has fought for freedom in insurrections
43 times
from 1600 to 1945
8.
Famous musical composer Frederic Chopin was Polish and he was born in Żelazowa Wola,
a village in east- central Poland
13.
There were over
3 million Jews
in Poland before World War II. After the war, the number dropped to
300,000
15.
Suchowola
is the exact geographic centre of Europe
19.
Traditionally, the main meal
(3 courses) is eaten around 3pm, starting with...
It is customary to set an extra plate and seat for an unexpected guest or even a vagrant
23.
Saint John’s Kupała Night- Slavic night of love
22.
Every year, palm competitions take place throughout Poland. There are contests for the tallest and the most beautiful palm. The tallest palm was over
33 metres
long
30 facts about
It's a country in Central Europe with a population of over 38.5 million people.
Poland is the 34th most populous country in the world.
1.
Here we are!!!
flag
RED

=
love, bravery, fire and blood
WHITE
= immaculate, purity of heart
national emblem
White Eagle
with a golden beak and talons, and wearing a golden crown, in a red shield
5.
It was "stolen" between 1772 and 1795 when the country was divided between Russia, Prussia and Austria and erased from the map.
1807, Poland was reborn as the Duchy of Warsaw under Napoleon Bonaparte but his defeat in 1815 ended with Poland being partitioned by Austria and Prussia ;(
After the I World War Poland, which had been absent from the map of Europe for
123 years
, was reborn.
1772, Poland
1795-1918 ,
Poland ?? Where are you?????
PRUSSIA
RUSSIA
AUSTRIA
1918, GO GO Poland !!!!
6.
Poland was a communist country from 1945 to 1989
7.

electrician
the leader of the social movement “Solidarity” which would ultimately overthrow Communism in Poland
won the

Nobel Peace Prize in 1983
President of Poland
from 1990 to 1995
Lech Wałęsa
9.
Poland born Marie Curie Sklodowska. She was the first and only Nobel laureate in two different sciences and first female professor at the Sorbonne University
10.
Poland born astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was the first person to propose that the Earth was not the centre of the Universe
11.
Poland boasts
17 Nobel
prize winners, including four Peace Prizes and five in Literature
14.
12.
Pope John Paul II also known as Karol Wojtyła was Polish.
He was the only Polish Pope to date and served the second longest.
Auschwitz, the most famous of the Nazi death camps. It is located outside Cracow
16.
Poland is so beautiful...
Baltic Sea
Gryfino, The Crooked Forest
Rysy
Warsaw
Mazury- A Land of Thousand Lakes
Gdańsk
Polish language is a difficult language to master for non-native speakers especially with its tongue-bending pronunciation and complex gender system
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Poland has the second largest number of speakers among the Slavic languages after Russia
Żurek
Gołąbki
Sernik (Cheesecake)
soup...
a main course (meat!! meat!! meat!!) ...
and a desert
"Pączki" or polish doughnuts are one of the most traditional polish desserts. It is most consumed on the last Thursday or "Tłusty Czwartek", which is a Thursday before Ash Wednesday. It has been recorded that
100 million "pączki"
are consumed every year just on this one day
ą
20.
The tradition calls for
twelve traditional courses
to be served during the Polish Christmas Eve. This number is the symbol of the richness, twelve Apostles and represents the twelve months of the year
On Christmas Eve meat is
not
allowed
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
21.
Christmas
Easter
On Kupala day, young people jump over the flames of bonfires in a ritual test of bravery and faith. The failure of a couple in love to complete the jump while holding hands is a sign of their destined separation
but

it also might look like that...
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Polonez
Traditional polish dance
Polish motor vehicle produced from 1978 to 2002. The car name comes from the Polish dance, polonaise
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27.
It is a part of "Vodka belt countries" and has a history of producing high quality vodka for more than 500 years
Poland's pride -
The European Bizon "Żubr"
The largest concentration of European Bison live in Europe's last remaining primeval forest, the Białowieża National Park
GOOD FELLOW
...
The most popular name for a dog in Poland is
Burek
which translates to: “brownish-grey color”
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28.
According to UNICEF 2007 report, Poland remains one of
the most peaceful countries in the world
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Presentation made by:
Marta Kuczynska
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