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General facts: Poland

Political system: Parliamentary democracyCapital: WarsawTotal area: 312,679 square kilometresPopulation: over 38 millionLanguage: PolishCurrency: złoty

Warsaw(Source: Michaela Terenzani)

Political system: Parliamentary democracy
Capital: Warsaw
Total area: 312,679 square kilometres
Population: over 38 million
Language: Polish
Currency: złoty

Source: Embassy of the Republic of Poland

Topic: Foreigners in Slovakia


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