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Geography of Poland


Geography of Poland Geography of Poland is the blending of various types of landscapes. Poland is located in Central Europe, east of Germany. Geographical co-ordinates of the country are 52°13'N, 21°02'E. Poland is an unhindered plain reaching from the Baltic Sea in the north to the Carpathian Mountains in the south. The Baltic coast is devoid of natural exception of Gdansk-Gdynia region. The north-eastern region, also known as Lake District, is scarcely populated and does not have agricultural and industrial resources. Vast region of plains exist to the south and west of the lake district. The nation extends 649 kilometers from north to south and 689 kilometers from east to west. Area of Poland, including inland waters, is 312,683 sq km. It has the coastline of 491 km.

Poland has moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation. Summers are mild with frequent showers. Natural resources of Poland include coal, sulfur, copper, natural gas, silver, lead, salt and amber. Arable land is 45.91% of the total land available. Given under is some more concise information about Poland geography.


Boundaries with Countries: 2,788 km border countries: Belarus 407 km, Czech Republic 658 km, Germany 456 km, Lithuania 91 km, Russia (Kaliningrad Oblast) 206 km, Slovakia 444 km, Ukraine 526 km

Coastline: 491 km

Maritime Area: territorial sea: 12 nm exclusive economic zone: defined by international treaties

Climate: temperate with cold, cloudy, moderately severe winters with frequent precipitation; mild summers with frequent showers and thundershowers

Terrain: mostly flat plain; mountains along southern border

Elevation extremes: highest point: Rysy 2,499 m; lowest point: near Raczki Elblaskie -2 m

Natural Resources: copper, natural gas, silver, coal, sulfur, lead, salt, amber, arable land

Land Utilisation: arable land: 45.91% permanent crops: 1.12% other: 52.97% (2001)

Irrigated Land: 1,000 sq km (1998 est.)

Natural hazards: flooding


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