The name Poland derives from the name of the West Slavic tribe of Polans (Polanie), while in some languages the exonyms for Poland derive from the name of another tribe, the Lendians. The flag of Poland comprises two horizontal stripes of equal width, the upper one white and the lower one red. The two colors are defined in the Polish constitution as the national colors. Poland joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. With a population of over 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union. Poland’s capital and largest city is Warsaw, Poland’s economy is considered being one of the more resilient of the post-Communist countries and is one of the fastest growing within the EU.
Poland is the most common landscape in the country as about 50% of the Polish population lives in localities under 20 000 inhabitants. Over the past 10 years, Poland has seen an enormous growth in its economy. Poland could even resist the last global financial crisis in 2008 when so many European countries struggled to do so. This economic growth is something you can see by just being in and around the big cities. There’s a lot of work done to modernize the country. Going with the modernization of the land, there are some cultural changes. But in this highly conservative country, changes are a threat. About 90% of the population define themselves as Catholic and many of them still go to church on Sundays as this is one of the few places for them to gather and socialize in their small communities. The Catholic Church has a huge influence in Poland. Inside the doors of the church, prior to the elections, the priest will go as far as telling the worshipers for what political party to vote for.
International scholarships, scholarships or grants are offered to students not belonging to Poland. These are also called financial aid and the Polish government’s financial aid office often deals with them. The Polish government offers students scholarships and research grants in Poland.
Poland has become Europe’s ninth largest economy, enjoys a business-friendly reputation and is becoming more and more popular these days. The country derives most of its economy from machinery, iron and steel, coal mining, chemicals, shipbuilding, food processing, glass and textiles. The tax system of this country is also different here, citizens and residents are required to pay an income tax of PLN 85,528 per year and represent 32% of annual income according to the system of the year 2018.
Poland adopted its first written constitution in the spring of 1791. The credit of inventing the modern kerosene lamp goes to Poland. During WWII, Warsaw Was Almost Completely destroyed and had to be Rebuilt Completely. One more interesting fact is that Traditional Polish Last Names Change Depending on the Sex. Not only this Europe’s Heaviest Animals Live in Poland.