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The biggest threat to the preservation of Poland’s landscape is widespread logging efforts that are approved by the government and destroy ecosystems across the country.1 There is also a high amount of air pollution, with 33 of the 50 most polluted European cities being in Poland. Most of this smog is caused by the intense coal mining industry, cars, and old infrastructure that relies on gas to function. Breathing in the smog near capital city Warsaw for a year is equivalent to smoking 6.5 cigarettes a day.2

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1 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/mar/26/poland-approves-large-scale-logging-in-europes-last-primeval-forest

2 https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/14/world/europe/warsaw-air-pollution-smog.html?_r=0

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Geography

Central Europe, east of Germany
Area

Total 312,685 sq km
Land 304,255 sq km
Water 8,430 sq km

Climate

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

coal, sulfur, copper, natural gas, silver, lead, salt, amber, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

flooding
Current Environmental Issues

situation has improved since 1989 due to decline in heavy industry and increased environmental concern by post-Communist governments; air pollution nonetheless remains serious because of sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, and the resulting acid rain has caused forest damage; water pollution from industrial and municipal sources is also a problem, as is disposal of hazardous wastes; pollution levels should continue to decrease as industrial establishments bring their facilities up to EU code, but at substantial cost to business and the government

Demographics

Nationality
Polish
Population
38,383,809 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Poland has pursued a policy of economic liberalization since 1990 and Poland's economy was the only one in the European Union to avoid a recession through the 2008-09 economic downturn. Although EU membership and access to EU structural funds have provided a major boost to the economy since 2004, GDP per capita remains significantly below the EU average while unemployment continues to exceed the EU average. The government of Prime Minister Donald TUSK steered the Polish economy through the economic downturn by skillfully managing public finances without stifling economic growth and adopted controversial pension and tax reforms to further shore ...See More up public finances. While the Polish economy has performed well over the past five years, growth slowed in 2012, in part due to the ongoing economic difficulties in the euro zone. The key policy challenge is to provide support to the economy through monetary easing, while maintaining the pace of structural fiscal consolidation. Poland's economic performance could improve over the longer term if the country addresses some of the remaining deficiencies in its road and rail infrastructure and its business environment. An inefficient commercial court system, a rigid labor code, red tape, and a burdensome tax system keep the private sector from realizing its full potential. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$814.1 billion (2012 est.); $797.8 billion (2011 est.); $764.7 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

17.3% of GDP (2012 est.); 16.8% of GDP (2011 est.); 15.7% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

potatoes, fruits, vegetables, wheat; poultry, eggs, pork, dairy
Industries

machine building, iron and steel, coal mining, chemicals, shipbuilding, food processing, glass, beverages, textiles