Interesting Facts about Poland
Poland Interesting Facts
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Europe. Here are some interesting facts about Poland:
- Poland is the 9th biggest country in Europe.
- The biggest castle in the world is located in Poland.
- One of the world’s oldest salt mines is located in Poland.
- Vodka was created in Poland.
- The heaviest animals of Europe live in Poland.
- The first upside down house was built in Poland.
- The Europe’s oldest restaurant is located in Poland. The restaurant is still working, it’s located in Wroclaw.
- The capital city Warsaw was almost completely destroyed during the second world war. It was renovated by using the detailed paintings of Bernardo Bellotto.
- Poland has an original Gutenberg Bible. It can be found in the Diocesan Museum in Pelplin.
- The famous astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was Polish.
- Poland is named after an ancient Slavic Tribe "Polanie". It means "people living in open fields".
- Poland's constitution was the second in the world.
- Poland didn't exist on maps for 123 years.
- The Polish language is considered one of the difficult languages.
- The first woman who won the Noble Prize was Polish. Her name is Marie Curie Sklodowska.
- You can't find subtitles on Polish television. Movies are translated into Polish, but still you can hear English language. There is only one voice of male for all characters.
- Polish last names change depending on the gender.
- Poland's national colors are red and white.
- The first modern street lamp was introduced by Polish - Ignacy Lukasiewicz.
- The Warsaw Radio Mast in Konstantynow was the world’s tallest structure from 1974, until its collapse in 1991.
- Latex condom was invented by Polish in 1912.
- Poland is one of the most religious country in Europe.
- Poland has its own 7 wonders.
- Mushroom picking is a popular activity in Poland.
- Poland shares land borders with Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, and Russia.