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Poland

środa, 15 kwietnia 2015

Poland is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north.

Did you know that:
1. Polish people marry the youngest within the European Union (24 years old for women and 26.5 years old for men in average).
2. Nearly 35% of the 60 million Poles live abroad and large Polish speaking communities can be found in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Brazil and Argentina.
3. The highest mountain in Australia was named in 1840 by Polish explorer Paul Edmund Strzelecki as Mount Kosciuszko because of the mountain's resemblance to the Kosciuszko Mound in Krakow.
4. The 1st floor is regarded as floor "0" so you press "1" when you want to go to the 2nd floor in the elevator.
5. Located in Wrocław is the oldest restaurant in Europe, "Piwnica Świdnicka", operating since 1275.
6. The biggest section of any grocery store in Poland is the candy section.
7. It boasts the most winners of the "World's Strongest Man" title.
8. All Saints' Day on 1st November is an important religious holiday where Poles visit cemeteries to honour their loved ones who have passed away.
9. In addition to birthdays, Poles celebrate their name day or "imieniny", which is the day commemorating the saint they are named after. The names associated with each day is listed in all calendars in Poland. Just like birthdays, there are parties with food, drinks and presents.

4 komentarze:

Aniszon Postcrossing pisze...

świetne breloczki i kartki, przyznam się, że dowiedziałam się kilku ciekawych wiadomości z Twojego wpisu o Polsce, których prędzej nie znałam :)

Souvenirmaniac pisze...

Ja też pisząc te posty zawsze odkryję jakieś ciekawostki, których wcześniej nie znałam :)

B.B. pisze...

Fajne ciekawostki :) Człowiek to jednak uczy się przez całe życie. No i breloczek z mojego Torunia <3

Souvenirmaniac pisze...

Kolega, który mi go przywiózł ponoć bardzo długo musiał go szukać :D Łatwiej było dostać pierniki :D

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