Poland is located in Central Europe. The capital city of Poland is Warsaw. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Germany to the west, Russia to the north, Lithuania to the northeast, Belarus and Ukraine to the east. The total area of the Poland is around 312,679 square kilometers (approx. 120,696 sq miles). It has about 40 million inhabitants.
Foundation of the Polish state was laid in the late 9th century. In 1025, the Kingdom of Poland was founded. In 1569, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth was created establishing a longstanding political association between Poland and Lithuania. This Commonwealth dissolved roughly in 1795 and its territory was partitioned among Prussia, the Russian Empire, and Austrian Empire ruled by the Habsburgs. After WW1 in 1918, Poland regained its independence and gained territory roughly coextensive with that of present-day Poland.


Historic Centre of Warsaw

Old town square in Warsaw in a summer day, Poland
Castle square panorama in Warsaw, Poland early in the morning

Old City of Zamość

Historic Centre of Kraków

Historic royal Wawel castle in Cracow, Poland with park and Vistula river. Aerial view at sunset.

Centennial Hall

Hala Stulecia (Centennial Hall) also known as Hala Ludowa (People's Hall) in Wroclaw, Poland, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Auschwitz Birkenau, Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp

Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork

Teutonic Knights in Malbork castle in autumn. World Heritage List UNESCO. Panoramic view

Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines

Medieval Town of Toruń

Panoramic view of old town in Torun on Vistula bank, Poland.

Wooden Tserkvas of Carpathian Region

Fountain and Garden Near Branicki Palace in Bialystok

Branicki Palace is a historical edifice in Bialystok, Poland. It was developed on the site of an earlier building in the first half of the 18th century by Jan Klemens Branicki.


City of Gdańsk

Historic Old Town with the town hall on Long Market of Gdansk in Poland

City centre of Poznań

crooked medieval  houses  on the central market square in Poznan, PolandPoznan, Poland

WW2 Fortification

Bunker on beach


City of Bydgoszcz in Poland with Granaries by the Brda River.


Cathedral of St. John in Wroclaw, Poland