Poland is the largest country in Central Europe. For centuries, it has endured invasions and wars, but the Polish people have kept their language and their culture. During World War II, Hitler’s armies invaded Poland. They built a concentration camp here where many people were killed.
After the war, Poland became part of the Soviet Union. Poland broke free from the Soviet Union in the 1980s. It is slowly becoming prosperous again. Many people in Poland are small farmers. They use horses, plows and traditional farming methods. They grow potatoes, cabbage, beets, and grain.
Poland has a heritage of folk music, arts and crafts. Wooden furniture is brightly painted and clothing is embroidered. Poland has many old beautiful buildings and cities. Some of these cities are very dirty and polluted.
Fun Facts About Poland for Kids
- The capital city of Poland is Warsaw.
- 38,163,000 people live in Poland.
- Poland has 117,552 square miles of land.
- Most people here are Roman Catholic.
- Polish is the official language of Poland.
- Poland has a multiparty democracy.
- The Polish currency is the Polish złoty.
- 99 percent of adults can read.
- People can expect to live 73 years in Poland.
- Endure: survive, live through
- Invasion: entering a country by force
- Culture: traditions, beliefs, values
- Prosperous: thriving, having the resources for a healthy, happy life
- Embroider: ornate designs made of thread
All About Poland Video for Kids
Here’s the best kids video you can watch right now to learn more about the history of Poland:
Question: Is Poland an old country?
Answer: People have lived there since at least 2,000 B.C. The borders have changed many times over the years.
Map of Poland
Here’s a map of the country of Poland and all its cities and villages. Zoom in to get into street level or zoom out to see other countries around Poland! You can see the terrain, but also see the roads, images of the buildings and even take a 3D tour through the streets of the cities of Poland, as though you are actually there!
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