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  • Population: 38,5 million (2013)
  • Capital: Warsaw
  • Official language: Polish
  • Neighbouring countries: Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania and Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast)
  • Membership: European Union, NATO, OECD, WTO, Schengen Area
  • Climate: temperate, shaped by the oceanic and continental climate
  • Political system: parliamentary democracy; the executive power over the country is exercised by the President of the Republic of Poland and the Council of Ministers
  • Time zone: CET (UTC + 01:00)
  • Currency: Złoty (PLN)

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