The Republic of Poland, located in Central Europe just east of Germany, officially became a separate state when it gained its independence once and for all in 1918. Riddled with conflicts and agreements between 1772 and 1795 with Russia, Prussia, and Austria, Poland had been fractioned into independent partitions ruled by these states. Following a history of being a Soviet satellite state, the 312,685 sq km sized country, similar to New Mexico, began to transform itself into an independent economy and political system. Now with 16 administrative provinces, the state is run by a President who is head of the executive branch and is accompanied by a bicameral legislature and a judicial branch.

General Information
Official Name: 
Republic of Poland
Capitol: 
Warsaw
Population: 
38,573,000
Languages: 
Polish
Geographic Region: 
Geographic Size (km sq): 
312,679
Year of UN Membership: 
1945
Year of Present State Formation: 
1989
Online Profiles
Key Statistics & Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP, Nominal): 
$544.746 Billion
Per Capita Income (PPP Adjusted): 
$22,201 (CID)
GDP Growth: 
1.30 (%)
Human Development Index (HDI): 
0.83
Gini Index (Income Inequality): 
30.90
Economic Grouping: 
Developing Country
History
International Relations
UN Voting Blocs & Caucuses: 
Eastern European Group
European Community
Major International & Regional Organizations: 
Arctic Council
Australia Group
BIS: Bank for International Settlements
BSEC: Black Sea Economic Cooperation Zone
CBSS: Council of the Baltic Sea States
CD: Community of Democracies
CoEu: Council of Europe
CEI: Central European Initiative
CERN: European Organization for Nuclear Research
EAPC: Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council
EBRD: European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EIB: European Investment Bank
ESA: European Space Agency
EU: European Union
ICC: International Chamber of Commerce
ICRM: International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
IEA: International Energy Agency
IFRCS: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IHO: International Hydrographic Organization
IMSO: International Mobile Satellite Organization
Interpol: International Criminal Police Organization
IOC: International Olympic Committee
IOM: International Organization for Migration
IPU: Inter-Parliamentary Union
ISO: International Organization for Standardization
ITSO: International Telecommunications Satellite Organization
ITUC: International Trade Union Confederation
NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
NEA: Nuclear Energy Agency
NSG: Nuclear Suppliers Group, aka London Group
OAS: Organization of American States
OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OIF: Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
OSCE: Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
PCA: Permanent Court of Arbitration
Schengen Convention
WCO: World Customs Organization
WFTU: World Federation of Trade Unions
ZC: Zangger Committee
UN Specialized Agencies & Organizations: 
CD: Conference on Disarmament
CTBTO: Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization
FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
IAEA: International Atomic Energy Agency
IBRD: International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICAO: International Civil Aviation Organization
IDA: International Development Association
IFC: International Finance Corporation
ILO: International Labor Organization
IMF: International Monetary Fund
IMO: International Maritime Organization
ITU: International Telecommunications Union
MIGA: Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
OPCW: Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNIDO: United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNWTO: United Nations World Tourism Organization
UPU: Universal Postal Union
WBG: World Bank Group
WHO: World Health Organization
WIPO: World Intellectual Property Organization
WMO: World Meteorological Organization
WTO: World Trade Organization
Current UN Peacekeeping Missions: 
MONUSCO: UN Stabilisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
UNMIL: United Nations Mission in Liberia
UNMISS: UN Mission in the Republic of South Sudan
UNOCI: United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire
Bilateral Relations
United Nations Data
Government Sources
UN Mission
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