Living in poland The Geography



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Living in poland

The Geography
Poland is situated in Central and Eastern Europe. With 313'000 sq km Poland is one of the largest countries of Europe. It stretches from the Carpathian Mountains in the South to the Baltic Sea in the North. It has a population of almost 40 million
Poland is a crossroad between the West and the East. Its culture reflects this fusion and influence. Poland also boasts of remarkable nature reserves with unique elements shiuch as the wild bison.
Passport and Visa Requirements

Poland like Malta joined the European Union and Schengen. Citizens of Malta, therefore do not need any visa.


Holders of Maltese travel documents and of Malta issued Schengen visas can enter Polish territory.
Foreign nationals entering Poland are expected to hold funds, or produce proof of their ability to acquire enough funds to sustain themselves.
Customs Regulations
Travellers entering or departing from the European Union are required to declare to customs authorities any amounts of cash equal to or exceeding 10,000 (or an equivalent thereof in other currencies, easily marketable securities such as shares and bonds, and travellers’ checks). For additional information, see www.msz.gov.pl.
Time zone and International Telephone Access



Currency


  • The Poland’s legal tender is the Polish zloty (PLN). One Zloty is subdivided into 100 groszes.

  • The average exchange rate is €1.00 = PLN 4.19


Language
The official language is Polish. English is, however, spoken in most service concerns like restaurants, hotels, airports etc.
Electrical appliances and plugs


  • 230V 50Hz current

  • Plugs are continental .


Weather


  • Winters in Poland can be very cold and even reach extreme temperatures below -20oC

  • Winters can also be very long and run into Spring

  • Winters can also be very snowy

  • Weather change can be very fast even during one day with a fluctuation of several degrees.

  • During these conditions one is urged to seek good thermal protection through adequate footwear, gloves, and headwear.

  • Summers are more continental but temperatures can reach the mid 30'so C.


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