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Poland Mini Guide
Situated in central Europe, Poland is a huge country which has a coastline on the Baltic Sea and borders with Belarus, the Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, and the Ukraine. Poland has a diverse landscape with woods, lakes, seas, beaches, rivers and plenty of wildlife living in the countryside. Its main cities are Warsaw, Kraków, Gdansk, Poznan, Lódz, Wroclaw and Szczecin. Poland has had a rich and at times troubled history and suffered greatly during World War Two and under Communism.
Warsaw's Frederic Chopin Airport (WAW) in Okecie receives the majority of International flights into Poland. Other major airports in Poland are Szczecin-Goleniów (SZZ), Gdansk Lech Walesa Airport (GDN), Kraków-Balice (KRK), Katowice-Pyrzowice (KTW), Poznan-Lawica (POZ), Wroclaw Copernicus Airport (WRO), Rzeszów-Jasionka (RZE), Bydgoszcz Ignacy Jan Paderewski Airport (BZG) and Lódz Wladyslaw Reymont Airport (LCJ). Among the airlines which go to Poland are many low cost carriers such as easyJet, Wizzair, Germanwings, Norwegian, and Ryanair. The Polish national carrier is Lot. There are a number of domestic flights which operate within Poland itself.
The speed limits in Poland are 50 kilometres per hour in a city, 90 kilometres outside the city, 100 kilometres on car-only roads (which is designated by a white car on a blue sign) and 130 kilometres on highways. Two things to watch out for when driving through Poland are slow moving vehicles and aggressive drivers. There are a number of large trucks on the roads in Poland which you may need to overtake. It is worth bearing in mind that many Polish people drive quite aggressively and so will overtake hurriedly and unsafely.
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Is it safe to drive in Poland?
When travelling to this huge country many visitors like to take advantage of hiring a car in Poland so they can go where they want and when without having to rely on unpredictable public transport. Driving here is very safe and poses no more risk than driving abroad elsewhere in Europe. Self-driving in a hire car in Poland is very popular and once out on the open road you'll understand the appeal.
- Forests cover nearly 30% of Poland's land area and more than half of the land is given over to agricultural use
- Shortly after joining the European Union, Poland enjoyed an increase in the number of tourists it received
- The mazurka is a folk dance in Poland which is usually performed at a fast pace
- Pierogi is a popular meal in Poland and consists of dumplings stuffed with potato, meat, cheese, fruit or sauerkraut
- Poland is one of the most important breeding grounds for European migratory birds