With an impressive history, unfortunately, sometimes Poland is overlooked in Europe. A totally contradicted country Poland is the ninth largest one in Europe.
You are in the best place to explore renowned Polish things boasting an affluent history, natural miracles, crazy food facts & many famous people and scientists as well. Also, Poland can make you laugh, and some cause to contemplate.
Though enjoying Holidays in Poland is a superb way to discover all of them-trust us – we can amaze you with so many Fun facts about Poland in so little time!
Continue reading to get mind-blowing Fun facts about Poland before making a trip there.
Quick Information About Poland
Official Name: Republic of Poland | [Rzeczpospolita Polska (Polish)]
Population: 38,179,800 (2021)
Area: 312,696 sq km
Capital City: Warsaw
Official Languages: Polish
GDP 716.3 billion USD (2022) (World Bank)
Currency: Złoty (PLN)
Religions: 88.7% Christianity, 2.4% No religion, 0.2% Others, 8.7% Unanswered
Time Zone: UTC+1 (CET) [In Summer UTC+2 (CEST)]
– Source: Wikipedia
Fun facts about Poland to make you thrill:
What is Poland known for?
Meaning of “Poland” (Polska):
The word “Poland” derives from the tribe name Polanie, which refers to “person living in open fields.”
Country position in Europe:
You don’t think Poland is a little country; actually, it is one of the biggest ones; 9th in Europe bigger than the UK & Italy.
historical facts about poland
Complicated Polish history:
If you love the Game of Thrones or begin learning Polish Medieval History, you’ll disorder so many times (on time from 1138 to 1320).
Unfortunately, the following times haven’t been quiet for Poland. The country had to fight for freedom more than 40 times. Even from world maps, Poland was disappeared between 1772 and 1795.
Constitution of Poland’s:
In 1791 springtime Poland received its first constitution (written), which was the world’s 2nd valid document. However, this legal constitution lasts for only 14 months and 3 weeks. It was before Poland was in divisions for more than 100 years.
Destruction of Warsaw city:
The old look of Warsaw town isn’t actually old before WWII. The actual one has been totally bombed in the 40s, and then Poles reconstructed it after the war. Poles applied Bernardo Bellotto’s paintings in detail. This is the cause of Warsaw town looking like 14th century.
Latest Kerosene lamp:
In 1853, Polish engineer Ignacy Lukasiewicz invented the first Latest Kerosene lamp in Europe. However, the lamp was first applied in Lviv in Ukraine. Still, a Warsaw street uses the same lamps today.
Marie Curie-Polish woman:
Marie Curie who invented Rad & Polon and was Polish not French. She was called Marie Sklodowska before getting married to Pierre Curie (Frenchman). She was the first winner of a Nobel Prize, the only woman who wins twice the Nobel Prize in two sciences subjects.
Interesting name tradition:
Traditional Polish follow-name ending option depending on the sex.Like as–cka/cki or –ski/ska adjectives; this must peer with gender in Polish. For example, your father’s name is Kowalski, so you’re a mother, you’ll be recognized as Kowalska. In the US, All-Polish last names are a male version
Heaviest animals in Poland:
Almost 150,000-hectare (380,000-acre) Poland’s Białowieża Primeval Forest is Europe’s last earliest forest. Over 800 European bison live here, Europe’s heaviest animal habitation.
cool facts about poland
Poland has more than 800 km of the seashore with few mountain chains like Tatra, Sudet Bieszczady Carpathian, and Świętokrzyskie.
Poland is blessed with only a middle -European desert, “Pustynia Błędowska.” In the Pomerania area, there are dunes also which are of interest on a European scale.
The world’s significant castle:
With 16 impressive World Heritage Sites, Poland has the world’s significant castle – Malbork; counted by the area. Often Prague castle considers being the world’s largest.
The world’s highest structure:
From 1974 in Konstantynow, “The Warsaw radio mast” was the world’s highest structure before its collapse in 1991. After Burj Khalifa(completed in 2010), it was considered the second-highest structure ever. The mast was almost 646.38 meters tall (2,120.7 ft).
Indoors-hat meaning rude in Poland:
If you unconsciously wear a hat in someone’s home inside or church, they take it as a disrespectful sign. Although young people don’t mind, the elderly generation must feel uneasy.
Kissing a woman’s hand is a popular fashion:
Generally, a Polish man has tended to see “the chivalry protocol.” You don’t surprise if you notice this on the first meet between strangers.
Football favorite sport:
Polish people are very much fans of Football, the favorite sport in Poland.
interesting facts about poland
People in Poland love candies greatly! In fact, supermarkets have the largest sections for candy stores.
Doughnuts eating days:
Before Ash Wednesday, when Thursday starts, Polish enjoy by eating doughnuts in all sizes & flavors. It is anticipated that Polish people eat over a million doughnuts before Ash Wednesday!
If you’re going to celebrate Easter in Poland, be ready to get wet. “Smigus Dyngus” means Easter Monday; everyone is chasing with water buckets or water guns.
Conventionally, boys chase water over girls with pussy willow branches then the girls come to fight back.
Most religious country:
Poland has a famous Catholic TV & radio Station; religion isn’t greatly related to the State. We want to mention here that Poland is the only owner of the world’s highest statue of Jesus.
Poles enjoy a name day:
Generally, Poles enjoy a name day along with birthdays, call “imieniny.” When the Saint gives their name following the date, they enjoy a name day commemorating. They do it when they become 18.
fun facts about polish language
The Polish alphabet:
Although the English alphabet has 26 letters, the Polish one has more than 32 in total. It is considered the hardest language, especially pronunciation for non-natives.
Dubbed Polish TV, by one man:
In Poland, if you’re going to watch foreign movies on TV, you must reconsider. Foreign series & movies are dubbed, not by Polish players, but an individual man reading parts of all.
The actual version is still exiting there, so the observer can listen to the first two seconds of every sentence; in front, the reader begins saying the just thing in Polish.
World’s most significant exporter of Amber:
In Poland, Amber is huge, so jewelry & souvenirs made of it are too gorgeous. While you make the trip, you might love to pick some up.
facts about poland for kids
A popular mushroom activity in Poland family:
Picking wild mushrooms from the forest at the end of the summer is a famous family activity in Poland. Kids are also taught how to make a difference between a healthy mushroom from a poisonous one.
Europe’s oldest restaurant:
The “Piwnica Swidnicka,” Located in Wrocław, is the oldest European restaurant running since 1275. You can enjoy your time still there today.
Faux Pas for funerals:
If you take an even figure of flowers for funerals, it is taken as a Faux Pas.
On the contrary, white lilies, chrysanthemums, and red carnations are thought of as funeral flowers. So before going occasions make sure what type of flower you are taking, few people mind this very seriously.
Zapiekanka- unofficial conventional polish food:
Simply, Zapiekanka is a baguette half piece, with mushrooms, cheese, and ketchup & garlic mayo on the top. You will enjoy lots of ketchup.
Julius Fromm First invented latex condom in 1912; created the rubber types thinner and better. Unfortunately, today’s polish politicians are arguing which methods should be taken for anticonception, if any at all.
Wianki or Kupała is enjoyed on June 21st, the ‘Feast of St. John the Baptist’ day. Traditionally men make the jump over bonfires, and on the other side, women expect wreaths. You’ll be very lucky to have loved if Wreaths with candles which are floated on the one side of river come to you on another side.
At the end of winter every year, polish people make a human-sized doll and drown as the sign of the starting of spring. Traditionally this is known as Marzanna.
That’s it! We are optimistic that you enjoy interesting facts about Poland. If you know more Polish interesting facts, share them in the comment section.
In general, almost 90% of polish people have gone through secondary school. They are a very well-educated nation.