Facts and stats about Poland

38.38 million

Population. Ranked 33th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 50th in 2012.


Belarus 605 km, Czech Republic 615 km, Germany 456 km, Lithuania 91 km, Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) 432 km, Slovakia 420 km, Ukraine 428 km
Largest city Warsaw - 1,642,700
Capital city Warsaw - 1,642,700
Major language Polish
Major religion Christianity
Monetary unit zloty
Prime minister Donald Tusk
Alternative names Republic of Poland, Rzeczpospolita Polska, Poland, Polska
Groups Catholic countries, Christian countries, Cold countries, Eastern Europe, Emerging markets, Europe, European Union, High income OECD countries, NATO countries, Religious countries, World

Interesting observations about Poland

  • Poland ranked first for prisoners amongst European Union in 2002.
  • Poland ranked second for land use > arable land amongst Catholic countries in 2013.
  • Poland ranked second for GDP amongst Eastern Europe in 2012.
  • Poland ranked first for life expectancy at birth, total > years amongst Religious countries in 2011.
  • Poland ranked #9 for population amongst Europe in 2013.
  • Poland ranked third for age structure > 55-64 years amongst Christian countries in 2013.
  • Poland ranked second for ecological footprint amongst Emerging markets in 2000.
  • Poland ranked first for farm workers amongst High income OECD countries in 2008.
  • Poland has had the highest coal > consumption by households > per capita since 1994.
  • Poland ranked 6th last for GDP per capita amongst NATO countries in 2012.