ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

10 interesting facts about Poland

Updated on January 17, 2013

Poland is a very interesting country. It's not perfect nor most beautiful but for sure it's worth visiting. Below are listed more or less known facts about Poland which you might find interesting.

Polar bears

Couple of years ago I heard from some Dutch teenager that there are wild polar bears in Poland ;) That's not true - you can find them only in the ZOO.


Since year 1600 till 1945 Poland has been invaded or fought for freedom in insurrections 43 times.


In Poland 50% of kids achive academic degree, 90% complete at least secondary education.


Deadly amount of alcohol in blood is 0,4% (vol) (4 permilles). This limit doesn't apply to Poles and Russians. The record of Poland belongs to 33 y.o. man who had 15,9 permilles of alcohol in his blood - he died. The other record belongs to a man who also died but not because of amount of alcohol but because of injuries from car accident he caused - he had 14,8 permilles.


World media often place Poland in Eastern Europe although in fact it's placed in almost exact center of the Europe.


Military and LE salutes with only two fingers. When abroad they often have troubles because western soldiers think they are making fun of them. This problem was present even during WWII - in UK group of Polish soldiers was arrested and accused of public disrespect toward British officer for saluting with two fingers. Since then when abroad Polish soldiers often salute with a full hand.


Polish food is great. Once you try it you most probably will love it. Most famous dish - bigos - is cooked for 3 days. Each family has it's own recipe for it and in each family it tastes different.


Population of Poland is 39 mln. Another 15 mln live abroad.


In Poland lives wild animal similar to american bison. It's called "żubr". This species was almost extict - whole world population of 3000 żubr's comes from 12 specimens.


When you enter the elevator and you want to go to 2nd floor you have to press button with number 1. In Poland 1st floor is treated as floor 0 and is called "parter".


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      Kris from Poland 

      4 years ago

      Please update info about population, there are in Poland 37 mln people, 2 mln just have left to UK :)

      about bigos: yes it is true, bigos is cooked for 3 days but not still, every day around 2-4 hours, if you visit us you can order in restaurant "pierogi" special polish dish, very good

      author forgot to write that polish girls are very nice and beautifull :)

    • profile image

      Dr Arslan 

      5 years ago

      i want visit poland

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      Thanks! Helped alot with my school project. Keep up the good work, what scratch that keep up the AWESOMELY AMAZING work!!!!!

    • Monis Mas profile image


      5 years ago

      Very interesting! And truthful! Poland is a beautiful country, worth to visit: they have high mountains, a gorgeous sea with white beaches, wonderful lakes and many historic sites. A lot to see, a lot to do!

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      thnx alot i hope u can improve it better because its really being handy for my school EU project.... thnx thnx alotttttt

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      thank you soooooo much i needed this stuff so bad and i couldnt find it anywhere my huge report is due tommroow and you saved me!!!! bless your soul

    • profile image


      6 years ago

      i didnt really get anything there but it still helped me with my school project thanx

    • profile image

      Ric Rupnik 

      6 years ago

      where can i get a recipe for koprzywie?ski bread from Poland? My grandfather lived in eastern Poland long ago

    • nailinthehead profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Poland

      You're welcome :) I'm glad I could help.

    • profile image

      none of ur buissness 

      6 years ago

      Thanks! it really helped for my school prodject! Thanks again!

    • nailinthehead profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Poland

      Corrected :)

    • profile image

      Robert Hubbard 

      6 years ago

      you spelled insurrection wrong it's supposed to have two r's

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      very intresting thank you makers of this website


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)