The Gorce mountains
Poland is a large country in Europe. It is situated in central Europe with the Baltic Sea in the North.
In the South there are mountains with their highest peak called Rysy. The capital of Poland is Warsaw. It is also the biggest city in the country. There are about 39 million people in Poland. The total frontier line is 3538 km long. The total area is 312,700 square km. The national flag is white and red.
One of the largest cities in Poland is Cracow (see the photo). Cracow is a big scientific and cultural centre. It was the capital of Poland some centuries ago. There are many historical and cultural monuments there. The oldest university of Poland, the Jagiellonian University, is situated there. In Cracow there are many valuable, historical buildings, mainly Gothic.
The Gorce mountains
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Gdynia, Sopot and Gdansk are big cities situated on the Baltic Coast. Gdynia is Poland’s second largest port after Szczecin. You can find nice sand beaches in this region. In the summer season Sopot offers numerous attractions to visitors including the International Song Festiwal. Gdansk is famous for its architecture. The most beautiful district of Gdansk is the Old Town. Poland is influenced by a mild oceanic climate from the west and a dry continental climate from the east. Autumn is the best season of the year. The golden Polish autumn is famous for fine, warm, sunny weather and usually continues well in to the second half of October. This part of the year is especially beautiful in the mountains.
Poland is a beautiful and hospitable country. You can meet nice and friendly people here.

Authors: Barbara Jamroz, Izabela Wegrzyn.

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