Poland, a central European country, a member of the European Union, NATO and United Nations is a parliamentary republic with academic traditions going back to the 14th century. The Constitution of the Republic of Poland is a basis for human and civil rights as well as freedom and equal rights for male and female citizens, equal access to education, equal professional career opportunities.
In terms of economy Poland has one of the biggest consumer markets in Europe. It has a strategic location in central Europe. Poland has been the only country in Europe not harmed by economic crisis and recession. Well-educated specialist –engineers, economists, doctors et al– graduate from Polish universities every year forming a strong base for the economy and the industry. In terms of the number of people enrolled in higher education Poland is Europe’s number 4.
Poland has a population of over 38 million and a total surface area – including land and waters – of 322,500 square km. It has a lot to offer in terms of tourism: from areas practically untouched by the civilization to outstandingly beautiful historical cities and world heritage sites. From the Baltic sea in the north via the unique Masurian Lake District in north east to the mountain ranges in the south.
The country offers something for culture vultures, active tourists and wellness enthusiasts.
Poland is a home to the biggest European animal – the bison – as well as to numerous rare bird species and rich flora.
The country has a moderate climate with 4 seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter.