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Location  Europe
Capital  Warsaw
Area  312,685 sq km
Population  38,420,687
"A stone at the bottom of a river does not worry about the rain"
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  • Lukas Kubot of Poland and Marcelo Melo of Brazil won the men’s doubles tittle at the 2018 Sydney International Tennis tournament beating Jan-Leanard Struff and Viktor Troicki 6-3 6-4 in the final.[1]

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  • An international team of astronomers, including researchers from Poland, have spotted a cosmic explosion about 200 times more powerful than a typical supernova, as published on 15 January 2016 in the journal Science. At its peak intensity, the explosion—called ASASSN-15lh—shone with 570 billion times the luminosity of the Sun.[2]

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  • Poland's Lukasz Kubot and Sweden's Robert Lindstedt won the 2014 Australian Open tennis men's doubles title in their first Grand Slam as a team, beating American Eric Butorac and South Africa's Raven Klaasen 6-3, 6-3.[3]

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  • Aleksander Doba of Poland became the first person to paddle a kayak alone using only muscle power from continent to continent across the Atlantic Ocean traveling 5394 kilometers in a 7 meter-long ocean kayak. He completed his epic journey of 99 days, 6 hours and 20 minutes on February 2, 2011 when he reached Acarau, Brazil at 17:50 local time. Aleksander was 65 years old when he accomplished this achievement.[4]

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  • Polish athlete Adam Cieslar won gold in the Men’s Nordic combined Mass start at the 2017 Winter Universiade in Almaty city.

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  • Poland's Kamil Stoch won gold in the Men's Normal Hill ski jumping at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.[5]

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  • Polish film Spoor won the Silver Bear Alfred Bauer Prize at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival on 18 February 2017.[6]

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  • Kamil Stoch of Poland won gold in Men's Ski Jumping at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.[7]

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  • Polish film Ida won the Best Foreign Language Film Award at the 87th Academy Awards on 22 February 2015. The win marks the first foreign language Oscar for Poland.[8]

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  • Polish drama film Twarz won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Berlin film festival.[9]

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  • Poland has the second largest share of women holding managerial positions at 44 percent among the European Union countries, according to the report published on 6 March 2017 by Eurostat.[10]

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  • Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals – our nearest extinct relative – has provided remarkable new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history, including their use of plant-based medicine to treat pain and illness nearly 50,000 years before the invention of penicillin. Polish scientists and their international colleagues published the finding in the journal Nature on 8 March 2017.[11]

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  • Polish politician Donald Tusk on 9 March 2017 was re-elected as President of the European Council for a second term of two and a half years for the period from 1 June 2017 to 30 November 2019.[12]

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  • Poland, along with Czech Republic and Hungary, joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), an intergovernmental military alliance, on March 12, 1999. They are the former Soviet bloc's first countries to join the alliance.[13]

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  • The Interpol Environmental Crime Programme presented wildlife crime law enforcement representatives from Poland with the Interpol Ecomessage Award on 17 March 2010 for their outstanding efforts in combating international wildlife crime and significant contribution to the international exchange of intelligence relating to environmental criminals.[14]

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  • Polish photographer Tomasz Padlo won the 3rd prize at the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards in Landscape category.
  • Małgorzata Górska from Poland won the 2010 Goldman Environmental Prize, considered as the Nobel Prize for grassroots environmentalism, on 19 April 2010. Małgorzata was awarded for leading the fight to protect Poland’s Rospuda Valley, one of Europe’s last true wilderness areas, from a controversial highway project that would have destroyed the region’s sensitive ecosystems.

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  • Office of Electronic Communications of Poland won the 2016 WSIS Prize for their program titled Certification Programme for Better ICT Services.[15]

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  • The European Commission on 13 May 2014 approved an investment of €60 million from the European Regional and Development Fund (ERDF) to complete the construction of the electrical grid between Poland and Lithuania.[16]

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  • The Poland Ministry of Administration and Digitization won a World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Project Prize in Geneva, Switzerland, for their project Lighthouse Keepers in the category of Capacity building at a prize ceremony held on 14 May 2012.[17]

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  • Polish surgeons on 15 May 2013 performed Poland's first total face transplant. A 33-year-old man received the 27-hour long skin-and-bone transplant, three weeks after losing his nose, upper jaw and cheeks in a workplace accident.[18]

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  • Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski won the Best Director prize at the 71st Cannes Film Festival on 19 May 2018 for his film Cold War.[19]

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  • Dr Piotr Samczynski from the Warsaw University of Technology in Poland received the 2017 Fred Nathanson Memorial Radar Award for outstanding contribution to the field of passive radar imaging.[20]

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  • Polish researchers along with a team of international scientists have discovered fossilized remains of 380-million-year-old sharks in the Kimberley region in Western Australia. Their study, published in the journal PLOS one on 28 May 2015, shows modern sharks may have evolved from a more bony ancestor.[21]

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  • Polish scientists have recently, for the first time, extracted full nuclear genome data from ancient Egyptian mummies. The study, published on 30 May 2017 in Nature Communications, found that ancient Egyptians were most closely related to ancient populations from the Near East.[22]

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  • The United Nations General Assembly on 2 June 2017 elected Poland as a non-permanent member of the Security Council for two years starting on 1 January 2018.

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  • Martav Walczykiewicz of Poland won gold in Canoe Sprint in the Women's Kayak Single (K1) 200m category at the 2015 European Games.[23]

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  • Poland ranked as the 19th most peaceful country in the world at the 2015 Global Peace Index published by Institute for Economics & Peace.

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  • Bialowieża Forest on the border between Poland and Belarus was inscribed in the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s World Heritage List on 23 June 2014.[24]

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  • A Polish-Peruvian team of archaeologists on 27 June 2013 revealed they have unearthed a massive royal tomb in Peru full of mummified women that provides clues about the enigmatic Wari Empire that ruled the Andes long before their better-known Incan successors.[25]

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  • Polish professional tennis player Jerzy Janowicz played at the 2013 Wimbledon Championships semi-final on 5 July 2013 and became the first Polish man to reach a semi-final in a Grand Slam tournament. Unfortunately he lost the match to Britain's Andy Murray.[26]

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  • Krzemionki prehistoric striped flint mining region in Poland was designated as the UNESCO World Heritage Site on 6 July 2019.[27]

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  • The UNESCO World Heritage Committee on 9 July 2017 inscribed the Tarnowskie Góry Lead-Silver-Zinc Mine and its Underground Water Management System in Poland as the World Heritage site.[28]

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  • Hanna Suchocka served as the first female Prime Minister of Poland. Suchocka started as Poland's 5th Prime Minister on July 11, 1992.

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  • Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek won the girls' singles title at the 2018 Wimbledon beating Leonie Kung 6-4, 6-2 in the final.[29]

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  • Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Marcelo Melo of Brazil won the men's doubles tennis title at Wimbledon on 16 July 2017 by beating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 5-7, 7-5, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 13-11.[30]

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  • Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland became only the second woman after Cuban Yipsi Moreno to win three hammer world titles when she threw 77.90 metres to take the gold at the 2017 IAAF World Championships.
  • Polish researchers have detected subatomic particles Neutrinos in earth's mantle using the Borexino detector at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy. Their findings are expected to yield insights into what radioactive elements lie deep inside the earth and were detailed in the journal Physical Review D on 7 August 2015.[31]

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  • Poland’s Pawel Fajdek became the first man to win three successive world hammer championship titles with a dominant triumph at the 2017 IAAF World Championships.
  • Poland won Women's Double Sculls Rowing gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.

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  • Poland's Anita Wlodarczyk won the gold medal of women's hammer throw and smashed the world record with 82.29 metres at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil.

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  • Poland's Agata Nowak won gold in the women's 10m air pistol event at the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics.

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  • A collaborative effort by researchers from Poland and their international colleagues have confirmed the existence of a rocky planet named Proxima b orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our sun, according to a new study published in journal Nature on 24 August 2016.[32]

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  • Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk won gold in hammer throw at the 2015 IAAF World Championship.

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  • Poland and the World Bank on 28 August 2014 signed a loan agreement of EUR700 million (US$966 million) to bolster Poland’s ongoing economic recovery.[33]

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  • The European Council on 30 August 2014 elected Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk as new President of the European Council.[34]

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  • Anita Wlodarczyk of Poland set a new world record in the women's hammer throw of 79.58 meters at the 2014 Internationales Stadionfest (ISTAF) track and field athletics meet in Berlin, Germany.


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  • Polish kayaker Aleksander Doba on 3 September 2017 completed his third solo transatlantic voyage.

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  • Polish actor Jerzy Skolimowski received Golden Lion award for lifetime achievement at the 73rd Venice Film Festival on 10 September 2016.

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  • Archaeologists recovered 17th century marble and alabaster decorative structures in the Vistula River bed in Warsaw, Poland on 20 September 2012.

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  • Polish Agnieszka Radwanska won her third Women's Tennis Association (WTA) title of the year - and the 13th of her career - at the Korea Open on 22 September 2013, outlasting Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-7 (6), 6-3, 6-4 in a two-hour, 45-minute epic.[35]

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  • Wisława Szymborska, a Polish poet and critic, won the Nobel Prize in Literature on October 3, 1996. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature for poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human reality.[36]

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  • Lech Wałęsa, former Polish President and human-rights activist, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983. Mr. Wałęsa was awarded for his significant contribution, made with considerable personal sacrifice, to ensure the workers' right to establish their own organizations.[37]

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  • Poland defeated Montenegro 4-2 on 8 October 2017 to secure a spot in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.[38]

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  • Poland football team claimed a maiden win over the current World Cup holders Germany on 11 October 2014 in 19 meetings with a 2-0 victory in a Euro2016 qualifying match.[39]

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  • The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 1995, in two equal parts, to Joseph Rotblat, a Polish and British physicist, and to the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, for their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms.[40]

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  • Professor Georges Charpak, a French physicist, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992. Professor Charpak received the Nobel Prize for his invention and development of particle detectors, in particular the multiwire proportional chamber.[41]

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  • Mateusz Piesiak of Poland won the 2015 EPSON International Pano Awards in the Amateur category for his image titled Phantoms of the Morning.[42]

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  • Poland and South Africa signed an economic cooperation agreement aimed at increasing two-way trade and investment during Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk's visit to South Africa on 17 October 2013. The agreement covers sectors including mining and mineral exploration, carbon enrichment, oil and gas, construction, transport and infrastructure.

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  • A paralyzed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord. The treatment, a world first, was carried out by doctors in Poland and England and reported on 20 October 2014.

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  • Polish members of parliament on 23 October 2014 voted in favor of banning junk food in Polish schools, with the new regulations set to be enforced in 2015.[43]

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  • Poland was elected as a council member of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on 27 October 2014 for four years from the Eastern Europe & Northern Asia region. ITU is the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies.

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  • Poland and Taiwan on 5 November 2014 signed an agreement on youth cultural and educational exchanges that paves the way for a working holiday program that is set to be launched early next year.[44]

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  • Construction of Christ the King, a statue of Jesus Christ in Świebodzin, Poland, is completed on 6 November 2010. It is apparently completed as the world's biggest statue of Jesus at 167ft - a couple of yards higher than the iconic Christ the Redeemer monument in Rio de Janeiro at 125ft.[45]

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  • Polish astronomers and their international colleagues have discovered the oldest known stars, dating from before the Milky Way Galaxy formed, when the Universe was just 300 million years old. The stars, found near the center of the Milky Way, were detailed in the journal Nature on 11 November 2015.[46]

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  • The 2012-2014 cooperation program between the culture ministries of Poland and Belarus was signed in Minsk on 19 November 2012. The program aims to encourage government bodies and organizations to expand cooperation in culture and seeks to contribute to a greater involvement of public associations into cultural exchange projects.

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  • Aneta Kręglicka from Poland won the 39th Miss World contest at the age of 24. The event was held on 22 November 1989 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. Aneta became the first woman from Poland to win the title.[47]

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  • Polish doctors successfully carried out Poland's second ever full face transplant on 4 December 2013. The patient, a 26-year-old woman, disfigured by a tumor has received a new face.

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  • Poland's ex-Formula One driver Robert Kubica won the inaugural Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) Personality of the Year award on 6 December 2013, following his fight back to racing from a near fatal rally crash that ended his grand prix career in 2011.[48]

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  • Katowice of Poland was declared as the member of the 2015 UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the Music category.[49]

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  • An international team of researchers, that also includes scientists from Poland, have found the first clear evidence that humans made cheese more than 7,000 years ago in prehistoric Europe. The team led by the University of Bristol in the U.K., analyzed fatty acids extracted from unglazed pottery found at archeological sites in Poland, and determined the vessels were used for dairy products. The research findings were published on 12 December 2012 in the journal Nature.[50]

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  • Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida won the Best Film Award at the 2014 European Film Awards (EFA).[51]

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  • Wroclaw of Poland and San Sebastian of Spain were named as the European Capitals of Culture in 2016 in Brussels on 31 December 2015.[52]


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