Poland on world map
World map showing Poland. Poland on world map (Eastern Europe - Europe) to print. Poland on world map (Eastern Europe - Europe) to download. Located in Central Europe, Poland is bordered on the west by Germany, in the north by the Baltic Sea, in the north-east by Russia and Lithuania, in the east by Belarus and Ukraine, and in the south by Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres (120,726 sq mi), making it the 69th largest country in the world, making it slightly smaller than the state of New Mexico as its shown in Poland on world map.
The population of Poland was estimated at 38,653,912 in July 2001, which makes it the 34th most populous country in the world. In 2001 the birth rate stood at 10.2 per 1,000 and the death rate at 9.98 per 1,000 as its shown in Poland on world map. After a period of uninterrupted growth that began in 1946, the population registered a slight decrease of 0.03 percent in 2001, reflecting a net migration rate of 0.49 people per 1,000.
With almost ten thousand closed bodies of water covering more than 1 hectare (2.47 acres) each, Poland has one of the highest numbers of lakes in the world. In Europe, only Finland has a greater density of lakes. The largest lakes, covering more than 100 square kilometres (39 sq mi), are Lake Śniardwy and Lake Mamry in Masuria, and Lake Łebsko and Lake Drawsko in Pomerania as you can see in Poland on world map.
Despite the vast destruction the country experienced in World War II, Poland managed to preserve much of its cultural wealth. There are currently 14 heritage sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in Poland. During the Warsaw Uprising in August 1944, more than 85% of Warsaw historic centre was destroyed by Nazi troops. After the war, a five-year reconstruction campaign by its citizens resulted in today meticulous restoration of the Old Town, with its churches, palaces and market-place as its shown in Poland on world map. It is an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century.