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Poland is an eastern European country on the Baltic Sea known for its medieval architecture and Jewish heritage. Warsaw, the capital, has shopping and nightlife, plus the Warsaw Uprising Museum, honoring the city’s WWII-era resistance to German occupation. In the city of Kraków, 14th-century Wawel Castle rises above the medieval old town, home to Cloth Hall, a Renaissance trading post in Rynek Glówny (market square).
Capital: Warsaw
Currency: Polish złoty
Religion (2011): 87.6% Roman Catholicism; 7.1% No Answer; 3.1% Other Faith; 2.2% Atheism
Population: 37.95 million (2016)

The Wawel Castle is a castle residency located in central Kraków, Poland. Built at the behest of King Casimir III the Great, it consists of a number of structures situated around the Italian-styled main courtyard.

The Tatra Mountains, part of the Carpathian mountain chain in eastern Europe, create a natural border between Slovakia and Poland.

The Castle of the Teutonic Order in Malbork was built in the 13th century in Prussia and is currently located near the town of Malbork, Poland. It is the largest castle in the world measured by land area.

Kasprowy Wierch or Kasprov vrch is a mountain in the Western Tatras. The mountain is also renowned as one of the most popular ski areas in Poland. Its peak is accessible by cablecar.

Bieszczady is a mountain range that runs from the extreme south-east of Poland through Ukraine and Slovakia. It forms the western part of the Eastern Beskids, and is more generally part of the Outer Eastern Carpathians.

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