Poland is situated at the very heart of Europe. It reaches from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Carpathian Mountains in the south.
Except for the Gda?sk-Gdynia region and Szczecin in the far northwest there are no real natural harbours. The northeastern region (Lake District) is hardly populated and there are few agricultural and industrial resources to speak of. Poland extends 664 kilometers from north to south and 689 kilometers from east to west; it covers a total area of 312,683 square kilometers. It is surrounded by Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and Lithuania and Kaliningrad (a Russian province) to the northeast.
Driving distance map of Poland (click to enlarge)
Driving in Poland
Motorway: 130 km/h
Dual Carriageway: 100 km/h
Rural: 90 km/h
Urban: 50 km/h
Useful phone numbers in Poland
Emergency Telephone Numbers
Ambulance 999, police 997 (112 from mobile phones), fire: 998
Some useful phrases
Dzien dobry (good morning); dziekuje (thank you); ile to kosztuje? (how much is it?)