Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is the eastern part of Europe. For a long time, the definition has been the countries that were subject to the Warsaw Pact, but with the collapse of the Soviet Union and the enlargement of the EU, the border has moved further east. Today, Russia, Poland, Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova will typically be characterized as Eastern European countries. The eastern border of Eastern Europe is at the Ural Mountains,…

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Poland Overview

Poland flag

Poland is a country with a long and rich history. Here is a rich cultural heritage with an exciting mix of communist bragging rights, Jewish quarters, jazz clubs and gleaming cathedrals. Poland is located in northern Central Europe, and has a land border with seven European countries. Capital: Warsaw Biggest city: Warsaw State: republic within the EU Language: Polish Religion: catholicism Surface: 312 685 km² Population: 38.5 million (2013) Population…

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Poland Population and Language

Poland Population and Language

The composition of the population changed radically in connection with the Second World War. Prior to that, minority groups made up nearly 30 percent of the population. In the latest census in 2011, only a few percent of the residents defined themselves as anything other than Poles. Only small groups of the population cultivate their ethnic characteristics, such as language, dialect or traditions. Minorities consist of Silesians, Kashubians, Germans, Ukrainians,…

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