Poland, or the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe with borders to Germany, the Baltic Sea, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania and the Russian Federation. The capital and largest city is Warsaw with other large cities being Krakow and Lodz among others. The official language of Poland is Polish and the largest ethnic group is Polish at 98 percent.
Poland’s climate is largely temperate with some zones in the north being oceanic and some south and east zones being continental. Summers are usually warm and winters are fairly cold. Poland’s economy is helped greatly by tourism, and popular attractions include the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Zamosc Old City as well as the southern mountains, northern sandy beaches and the former Polish capital of Krakow, which was a hub of the Renaissance.
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Krakow (Polish Kraków) is located in the south of Poland about 350 km southwest of Warsaw. Here live about 760,000 inhabitants, making Krakow the second largest city in the country. Krakow is located on the upper Vistula. Here you will find numerous buildings of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and later eras of art history.