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Poland: Interesting facts

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Learn why Poland is so special … The ninth largest country in Europe is Poland.

  1. In Poland, the most common name for a dog – Burek!
  2. Of all the countries of the European Union, Poles marry the youngest
  3. 17 Nobel Prize winners come from Poland.
  4. 90% of the population have completed at least high school.
  5. Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus was the first person to propose that the Earth was not the center of the Universe
  6. When eating pizza, Poles most often add ketchup.
  7. The world has a total of 60 million Poles, of which more than a third lives abroad
  8. Poland has been invaded or has fought for freedom in insurrections 45 times from 1600 to 1945.
  9. In the elevator the 1st floor counts as zero, so that when you want to go to the second floor – press the number 1.
  10. The Polish Constitution was the first constitution originated in Europe and the second in the world!
  11. Watching the movie “Home Alone” became a Christmas tradition
  12. When foreign movies are dubbed for Polish TV, one man reads all the parts, even those of women
  13. The popular cosmetic brand Max Factor was founded by a Pole Maximilian Faktorovic.
  14. Poland is the world’s largest exporter of amber.
  15. 16 Poles have saved the greatest number of Jews from certain death (about 450 thousand) during the Holocaust.
  16. Poland is one of the few countries in the world where courteous hand-kissing is still a common practice
  17. Poland flag is identical to the flags of Indonesia and Monaco, just set ‘upside down’.
  18. Forest Beloveža home is 800 European bison, Europe’s toughest land animals.
  19. The Wieliczka Salt Mine is one of the oldest salt mine in the world, and was in operation until 2007.
  20. Pope John Paul II, who on papal functions spent 27 years, was born in Wadowice, Karol Wojtyla as well.
  21. 22 Poles per capita annually consume 92 liters of beer, which are located on the third place in Europe, just behind the Germans and Czechs.
  22. The Polish alphabet consists of 32 letters , 6 more than the English.
  23. Not only Russians are known for vodka, more than 500 years of success with the products and Poles.
  24. Roman Catholicism is so popular that Poland has a TV channel dedicated to the Pope.
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