Poland: Key Information & Facts

Updated: 2017-03-10.

General points to know about Poland – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Warsaw (& largest city)

Population: 38.5 million (2016 estimate)

Language(s): Polish

President: Andrzej Duda

Prime Minister: Beata Szydło

Currency: Złoty (PLN)

Area: 312,679 km2 (120,726 mi2)

Dialing Code: +48

Time Zone: Central European Time “CET” (UTC+1)
•   DST/Summer Time: Central European Summer Time “CEST” (UTC+2)

Demonym: Polish or Pole (what’s this?)

EndonymPolska
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. Number: 112 (general number for police, fire, ambulance, etc.)

Drinking Age: 18

Smoking Age: 18

Age of Consent: 15

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 230 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / E (define)

Country Code (ISO): PL (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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