Flag of Poland

Flag of Poland

The Polish flag consists of two equally broad stripes – red one at the bottom and white one on top. The colors are derived from the Polish emblem - a white eagle on a red background. This emblem dates back to the Middle Ages, and although the eagle was removed from the flag, white and red became the traditional colors of Poles. Polish identity has undergone numerous pitfalls over the centuries, therefore these colors have been of great importance for the Polish people, regardless of the current political situation. The symbolism of these colors has many interpretations. It may denote a white eagle flying over the sunset, or connection of the human spirit with the blood shed for freedom. Another interpretation is the wish of the Polish to live in peace and socialism.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Belarus Belarus Minsk 9,468,100 207,600 km2
Flag of Czech Republic The Czech Republic Prague 10,513,800 78,866 km2
Flag of Germany Germany Berlin 80,619,000 357,022 km2
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius 2,941,953 65,300 km2
Flag of Russia Russia Moscow 143,700,000 17,098,200 km2
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Bratislava 5,415,949 49,033 km2
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Kiev (Kyiv) 45,426,200 603,700 km2

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Main information

Country
Poland
Capital city
Warsaw
Population
38,502,396 (2013)
Total area
312,685 km2
Formation
11. 11. 1918
Highest point
Rysy (2,499 m)
GDP
$ 20,562 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
polish złoty (PLN)
Code
PL (POL)
Calling code
+48
Internet TLD
.pl

Country is member of

By continents
Europe
By organizations
European Union, NATO

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Polsko (Varšava)
English
Poland (Warsaw)
German
Polen (Warschau)
French
Pologne (Varsovie)
Italian
Polonia (Varsavia)
Spanish
Polonia (Varsovia)
Russian
Польша (Варшава)
Slovak
Poľsko (Varšava)
Polish
Polska (Warszawa)
Portuguese
Polónia (Varsóvia)
Chinese
波兰 (华沙)
Japanese
ポーランド (ワルシャワ)
Turkish
Polonya (Varşova)
Norwegian
Polen (Warszawa)
Swedish
Polen (Warszawa)
Hungarian
Lengyelország (Varsó)
Dutch
Polen (Warschau)
Danish
Polen (Warszawa)
Finnish
Puola (Varsova)
Hebrew
פולין (ורשה)

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