Officially the Republic of Poland, this country in Central Europe is bordered by Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave. Warsaw is the capital and largest city in Poland. Poland is a democracy, with a president as a head of state. It is a member of the European Union, NATO, the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), European Economic Area, International Energy Agency, Council of Europe, Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, International Atomic Energy Agency, European Space Agency, G6, Council of the Baltic Sea States, Visegrád Group, Weimar Triangle, and the Schengen Agreement. There are 14 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Poland. While many of the urban centres are popular tourist destinations, Poland has a great deal of natural beauty with sights such as the Baltic Sea coast, Masurian Lake District, the Bia?owie?a Forest, Table Mountains, Tatra Mountains, and the Bieszczady Mountains.
Poland’s economy is one of the fastest growing within the EU. The privatisation of small and medium state-owned companies and a liberal law on establishing new firms have allowed the emergence of an aggressive private sector. The industries that drive the economy include mining, finance, agriculture, foreign investment, and commodities such as electronics, cars and more. Companies in Poland include PKO BP, PKN Orlen, PGE, PZU, PGNiG, Tauron Group, Lotos Group, KGHM Polska Mied?, and Telekomunikacja Polska. There are many locations for serviced offices to let in Poland.
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Poland offers 23 national parks spread throughout the country. Bia?owie?a National Park, on the border with Belarus, is a World Heritage site as it houses the last remains of the primeval forest that once covered most of Europe. Traditional Polish food is rich in meats, vegetables, and sauces. Pickled vegetables are common.
The major airports in Poland include Warsaw, Kraków, Katowice, Gda?sk, Pozna?, Wroc?aw, Szczecin, Rzeszów, Bydgoszcz, and ?ód?. There are many train connections with other countries and throughout the region. Poland is also served by a road network that links it with neighbouring countries so you can drive or take public transport. There are also options to get to areas of Poland by ferry or other boats. Public transportation is dependent on the area and city, but there are buses, trains, and high speed rail options including InterCity routes. Warsaw Central railway station is a major European transport hub and operates long-distance domestic and international services. The A2 motorway runs from the German border direct to Warsaw.