Poland: Overview                                    


Capital

Warsaw

Government 

Republic

Population                                

38,463,689 (July 2010 estimated)

 

 

Ethnic Groups

 

Polish

96.7%

German

0.4%

Belarusian

0.1%

Ukrainian

0.1%

Other/unspecified

2.7%

(2002 census)

 

Religion 

Roman Catholic

89.8% (about 75% practicing)

Eastern Orthodox

1.3%

Protestant 

0.3%

Other      

0.3%

Unspecified 

8.3%

(2002 census)

 

Language

Polish

97.8%

Other/unspecified

2.2%

(2002 census)

 

Independence

November 11, 1918 (republic proclaimed)

 

St. Mary's Church, Krakow Main Square