Return to Poland (place)

The [E2] guide to Poland



Several facts


  • Local name: [Rzeczpospolita] [Polska]
  • [TLD]: [.pl]
  • [Currency]: Polish [Zloty]
  • [International calling code]: [48]

Capital City

  • [Warszawa] or [Warsaw]
  • [Warsaw Palace of Culture]
  • [Warsaw Central Station]
  • [Warsaw Metro]

Other cities and towns

  • [Auschwitz]
  • [Kraków] or [Cracow], [Architectural masterpieces in Kraków]
  • [Gdansk] or [Danzig],: [Wrzeszcz], [Oliwa]
  • [Gdynia]
  • [Kostrzyn]
  • [Lodz]
  • [Opole]
  • [Poznan]
  • [Wroclaw]
  • [Sopot]
  • [Szczecin]
  • [Zakopane]
  • [Zywiec] (also a popular [beer])

Regions

  • [Galicia]
  • [Mazovia]
  • [Silesia]
  • [Wielkopolska]
  • [Wolin] - an island on the [Baltic Sea]

Historical figures

  • [Monarchs of Poland]
  • [Mordechai Anielewicz]
  • [Wojciech Jaruzelski]
  • [Tadeusz Kosciuszko]
  • [Joseph Pilsudski]
  • [Józef Antoni Poniatowski]
  • [Casimir Pulaski]
  • [Jan III Sobieski]
  • [Stanislaw Leszczynski]
  • [Lech Walesa]

Notable Poles

  • [Frédéric Chopin] -- [Joseph Conrad] -- [Copernicus] -- [Marie Curie]
  • [Aleksander Fredro]
  • [Henryk Gorecki]
  • [Krzysztof Kieslowski] -- [Wojciech Kilar] -- [Jan Kochanowski] -- [Jerzy Kosinski] -- [Kazimierz Kuratowski]
  • [Stanislaw Jerzy Lec] -- [Stanislaw Lem] -- [Witold Lutoslawski]
  • [Adam Mickiewicz] -- [Czeslaw Milosz]
  • [Krzysztof Penderecki] -- [Roman Polanski] -- [Zbigniew Preisner]
  • [Henryk Sienkiewicz] -- [Wislawa Szymborska]
  • [Pope] [John Paul II] born [Karol Wojtyla]
  • [Andrzej Wajda] -- [Maia Wojciechowska] -- [Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz]
  • [Ludovic Zamenhof]
  • [Polish mathematicians]

Government & Politics

  • [Sejm] - the lower house of parliament

Culture

  • [Polish Romanticism]
  • [Polish Christmas Traditions]
  • [Ashes and Diamonds]
  • [block.pl]
  • [Dekalog]
  • [The Double Life of Veronique]
  • [Hi, Tereska]
  • [Mazurka]
  • [Pan Twardoski]
  • [The Pianist]
  • [Rejs]

Language

  • [Polish]
  • [Cursing in Polish]
  • [Hello in Polish]
  • [Polish days and months]
  • [Polish pronunciation]
  • [Pan]

History

  • [Partitions of Poland]
  • [Polish Corridor]
  • [Battle of Oliwa]
  • [The Wehrmacht's invasion of Poland]
  • [Warsaw Ghetto] -- [Warsaw Ghetto Uprising]
  • [Warsaw Uprising]
  • [Concentration camps] @ [Auschwitz], [Treblinka], [Chelmno], [Majdanek]
  • The [Kielce pogrom]
  • [Warsaw Pact] -- [COMECON]
  • [December 1970 Insurrection in Poland]
  • [Solidarity] -- [December 13, 1981] - [martial law] declared by a military [junta] led by [Wojciech Jaruzelski]
  • [1989 Round Table Sessions in Poland]

Geography

  • [Vistula] (river)
  • [Odra] or [Oder] (river)
  • [Neisse](river)
  • [Blendowska Desert]

Food and Drinks

  • [Belvedere] vodka
  • [Bigos]
  • [chlodnik]
  • [kapusta]
  • [Kartoflanka]
  • [kielbasa]
  • [kopytka]
  • [paczki] -- [Fat Thursday]
  • [pierogi] aka [perogies]
  • [Polish Apple Pie] - a [cocktail]
  • [Polish Coffee]
  • [wodka]
  • [Wyborowa] - the flagship of Polish [vodkas]
  • [Zubrovka] - an unsual brand of [vodka]
  • [Zywiec]

Misc

  • [CIA World Factbook - Poland]
  • [Polish cigarette package warnings]
  • [LOT Polish Airlines]
  • [PZL P.24] - Polish [aircraft]
  • [Fat Thursday]
  • [When having sex in Poland]
  • [Mazurek Dabrowskiego] - the [national anthem]
  • [Virtuti Militari] - highest medal for military achievements
  • [Polish jokes] - ahem...
  • [Poland's official 2002 FIFA World Cup squad]
  • [The Everything People Registry : Poland]
  • [Polish Checkers]
  • [Polish Coca-Cola]
  • [Polish poker?] -- [1000]



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