Sunday, October 5, 2014

Poland - My Geography Report.

Did you know that the name Poland comes from the tribe Polanie which means people living in open fields?

Poland is located in Europe, next to Germany on the right side towards the top.

The Capital City is Warsaw. Poland is 312,679 km² big. They had 38.53 million people in 2013.   Australia has 23 million and is 7 million km² . That means that you could fit Poland into Australia nearly 23 times.

The official language spoken in Poland is Polish.  They also speak Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Greek, Chinese, Bulgarian, Turkish and Hindi.

The government is a democracy. Having a democracy means that the people get a chance to vote every 4 years which party will be governing the country and making the laws. 

The flag has a white eagle which is the national animal. The white eagle is from a tale of the Slavic leaders a long time ago who set out to find where their people should live. The Polish people liked the white eagle.

They use the polish złoty. It looks like this. Eventhough Poland is in the E.U, they have their own currency.

There traditional food include smoked cheese called Oscypek and  white sausage called Biała Kiełbasa.

This is a picture of the smoked cheeses.

In Poland they have a festival called Constitution Day. The constitution in 1791 only lasted a year. In November 1918 Poland got its independence, but they still celebrate it. 
The famous people include Pope John, Madam Curie and Catherine the Great.

Madam Curie is famous because he got a Nobel Prize in Physics. It was in Radioactivity. She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize.She is the only person to have won a Nobel Prize in two different sciences. her other science is Chemistry.

They also have different houses from the ones in Australia. They have 3 story houses that have steep roofs, because of the snow.
If you go to Poland it's suggested to go to the main market square of the town you go in because the markets are cool. The top things to see in Poland are Wawell Castel, Tatra Mountains and Place of Culture in Science.

Great report Morgan. You have worked hard on this and found out alot of information about Poland. 

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