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 Information about Poland
  Country's full name:  The Republic of Poland
  Country's flag:  Color: top - white, bottom - red 
  National emblem: White eagle in a crown against a red background              
  National anthem: " Dombrowski's Mazurka"
  Language: Polish - Learn some important polish phrases
  Population: 38, 6 mln 

  Capital:  Warsaw

 

  My Home Town - Bydgoszcz

 

 

 

 


Bydgoszcz - My Town

Bydgoszcz (German Bromberg), city in central Poland, capital of Bydgoszcz Province, on the Brda River. Bydgoszcz is situated in a low-lying region, which is largely agricultural; the principal crops are grain, potatoes, and sugar beets. The city is served by a network of railways and inland water carriers, and lies at the eastern end of the Bydgoszcz Canal, which connects the Brda and Noteć (Netze) rivers and links the Wisła (Vistula) and Odra (Oder) river systems. Built in 1774, the canal made Bydgoszcz a major inland port and was important in the city's growth. An industrial and commercial center, the city's chief manufactures include chemicals, electrical equipment, nonelectrical machinery, and precision instruments.
Captured in the 13th century by the Teutonic Knights, Bydgoszcz was subsequently incorporated into Poland. It became a part of Prussia in 1772 and, except for a brief period, remained under Prussian rule until 1919. It was badly damaged during World War II (1939-1945). Population (1995 estimate) 385,700

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Warsaw our Capital

Warsaw, (Polish Warszawa), capital and largest city of Poland, administrative center of    the Mazovia region, located in central Poland on the Wisła (Vistula) River. More than 90 percent of the city was destroyed during World War II (1939-1945), but the historic Old Town section was painstakingly reconstructed. The monumental Palace of Culture and Science in downtown is Warsaw’s leading landmark. With the fall of Communism in 1989 and an economic boom in the 1990s, new office blocks and hotels have transformed the city's skyline. The climate is temperate, with warm summers (July temperatures average a high of 24° C/75° F and a low of 14° C/57° F) and cold winters (January temperatures average a high of 0° C/32° F and a low of -6° C/22° F). Snow is common in the winter and tends to linger.

 

 

 

 

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Gdansk

Gdańsk (German Danzig), city in northern Poland, the administrative center of Gdańsk Province, a seaport on the Gulf of Gdańsk (formerly Danzig). The city was formerly the administrative center of the free city of Danzig, an area controlled by the League of       Nations. The harbor, equipped with extensive facilities for the accommodation of oceangoing vessels, lies in the lee (the side sheltered from the wind) of Hel Peninsula. Two dredged arms of the Wisła (Vistula) River extend through the city, which has numerous bridges. Except for the industrial areas and the Langgarten, the modern section of Gdańsk, the city has a medieval appearance and many narrow, winding streets and gabled houses with open-air balconies of carved stone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Kracow

 

Kraków or Cracow (German Krakau), city in southern Poland, capital of Kraków Province, on the Wisła (Vistula) River. The city is an industrial, cultural, and educational center of southern Poland, and is the third largest city in the country (after Warsaw and Łódź). Kraków is also a leading center of trade in coal, zinc, salt, timber, cattle, agricultural products, and wine. The most important industry in the city is the production of iron and steel in the Nowa Huta plant, one of the largest industrial complexes in eastern Europe. Other industrial establishments include plants manufacturing machinery, agricultural implements, soap, and tobacco. A network of road and rail lines connects Kraków with Warsaw and other Polish cities and with Prague, in the Czech Republic

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                                                                             Learn some important polish phrases

 

English

Polish             

Pronounciation

Yes Tak Tak
No Nie Nye
Please Prosze Pro-shen
Thank you Dziekuje Dgyen-koo-yen
You're welcome Prosze bardzo Pro-shen bar-dzo
Sorry; excuse-me Przepraszam Pshe-pra-sham
Do you speak English? Czy pan(i) mowi po angielsku? Chi pan (panee) moo-vee po an-gyel-skoo?
I don't speak Polish Nie mowie po angielsku Nye moo-vyen po an-gyel-skoo
I like beer Lubie piwo Lub-ye pivo
See you soon Do zobaczenia  Do zo-ba-che-nya
Have a good journey Szczesliwej podrozy Shchen-shlee-vey po-droo-shi
Have a nice time Powodzenia Po-vo-dze-nya
Sorry/Excuse me Przepraszam Pshe-pra-sham
I'm English Jestem Anglikiem Yes-tem an-glee-kyem
     
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