Polish: Polska [ˈpɔlska]), officially the Republic of Poland (Polish: Rzeczpospolita Polska, listen ), is a country in Central Europe,bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. The total area of Poland is 312,679 square kilometres (120,726 sq mi), making it the 71st largest country in the world and the 9th largest in Europe. With a population of over 38.5 million people, Poland is the 34th most populous country in the world, the 8th most populous country in Europe and the sixth most populous member of the European Union, as well as the most populous post-communist member of the European Union. Poland is a unitary state divided into 16 administrative subdivisions.

The establishment of a Polish state can be traced back to 966, when Mieszko I, ruler of a territory roughly coextensive with that of present-day Poland, converted to Christianity. The Kingdom of Poland was founded in 1025, and in 1569 it cemented a longstanding political association with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania by signing the Union of Lublin. This union formed the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, one of the largest and most populous countries of 16th and 17th-century Europe. The Commonwealth ceased to exist in the years 1772–1795, when its territory was partitioned among Prussia, the Russian Empire, and Austria. Poland regained its independence (as the Second Polish Republic) at the end of World War I, in 1918.


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15 local students nominated to military academies

The Vindicator 28 Feb 2021
Brody Todd, son of Scott and Tammy Todd, Poland Seminary High School and Youngstown State University, Naval Academy. • Maguire Franko, son of Todd and Terrie Franko, Poland Seminary High School, Military Academy at West Point. • Randy McCloskey, son of Laura Mogg, Austintown Fitch High School, Military Academy at West Point.

High School Scoreboard

The Alliance Review 28 Feb 2021
Academy 43, Milford Center Fairbanks 30 ... Poland Seminary 40, Marlington 38 ... Notre Dame Academy 53, Fremont Ross 45 ... POLAND SEMINARY 40, MARLINGTON 38 ... POLAND (21-2) ... Poland - 12 - 11 - 10 - 7 — 40 ... Mason), Poland 0 ... Marlington 31 (Evanich 10), Poland 30 (Grisdale 8) ... Jacob Caudle (Poland) p ... Dillon Smith (Poland) p ... Louisville at Poland, 7 p.m.

Olga Tokarczuk's 'magnum opus' finally gets English release – after seven years of translation

The Observer 26 Feb 2021
The magnum opus of Nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk – a novel that has taken seven years to translate and has brought its author death threats in her native Poland – is to be published in English ... I thought Poland would be able to discuss the dark areas of our history’.

World's first video of a space-time crystal

Phys Dot Org 24 Feb 2021
Published in the Physical Review Letters, the research project was a collaboration between scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart, Germany, the Adam Mickiewicz University and the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań in Poland. Order in space and a periodicity in time ... It is similar with space-time crystals ... DOI.

Dunklee Strong At Biathlon World Championships; Lawson 24th At U23 Worlds

Caledonian Record 14 Feb 2021
POKLJUKA, SloveniaBarton native and St. J Academy alumna Susan Dunklee snagged a pair of top-30 finishes at the 2021 Biathlon World Championships over the weekend ... She was one of four Americans to qualify for Sunday’s pursuit ... Biathlon ... Johnsbury Academy alumna (2017), was 1.54.40 back of winner Izabela Marcisz of Poland ... contingent ....

Israel's Walt Disney: The story and legacy of Joseph Bau

The Jerusalem Post 13 Feb 2021
 Joseph Bau was born in Krakow in 1920 ... Joseph Bau House Museum) ... When the Nazis invaded Poland in 1939, Bau was a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, now part of Jagiellonian University in Krakow ... But, no ... The works of Joseph Bau have been exhibited throughout the world, including in America, Canada, Britain, Poland, Russia and China ... .

As History Goes on Trial in Poland, the Present Is at Stake

Balkan Insight 10 Feb 2021
A libel suit, backed by a proxy for the Polish government and its right-wing allies, against two historians is just the most recent nationalistic effort to curtail research on the Holocaust in Poland ... In recent years, Poland has made headlines for various problematic developments, including its so-called “politics of history”.

Broken Dreams is one of many Magierski screen gems

The Am-Pol Eagle 29 Jan 2021
The Permanent Chair of Polish Culture and the Holocaust Resource Center of Buffalo are presenting Broken Dreams, a documentary based on the long-lost diary of Renia Spiegel, lauded as Poland's Anne Frank ... Magierski was educated at the Film Academy of Łódź, Poland, majoring in cinematography.

How ‘Stranger Things’ Star Alec Utgoff Landed a Role in Polish Oscar Entry ‘Never Gonna ...

The Wrap 27 Jan 2021
Malgorzata Szumowska and Michal Englert, director and co-director of “Never Gonna Snow Again,” Poland’s Academy Awards entry for Best International Feature Film, said a very strange process of negotiation led them to cast “Stranger Things” actor Alec Utgoff in the lead role.

■ Out of Our Past Jan. 20, 2021

HJ News 20 Jan 2021
25 Years Ago, January 17, 2021 ... The Young Women’s Christian Association of the United States have helped distribute food to children in Poland. The Academy boys were successful in downing the Davis County Champions; then won from the local Athletic Club and on Wednesday they wiped up the Richmond Athletic Club on Richmond’s floor by a score of 34-36.

Catantan formally starts training at Penn State U

Manila Bulletin 19 Jan 2021
Sam Catantan reacts after one of her wins in last year’s World Junior Fencing Championship in Poland. (Photo Courtesy of Canlas Fencing Academy) ... Her teammate and form partner is from Ukraine, and like her, they were recruited after a strong showing in the World Junior Fencing Championship in Poland two years ago ... .

Study: Cancer cells thrive due to Novel RNA factors

Yahoo Daily News 18 Jan 2021
In addressing this observation, primary researchers Jakub Godlewski, PhD, and Agnieszka Bronisz, PhD, both formerly at the Brigham and now based at the Mossakowski Medical Research Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland, led a team that determined the absence of DICER enzyme is likely the cause of this cytoplasmic microRNA depletion ... .

Oscars international feature race: the European contenders

Screen Daily 11 Jan 2021
A total of 40 productions from Europe have been submitted to the US Academy Awards’ best international feature film category, matching the number of last year’s entries, with the only notable absentee being the UK — declining to submit for the first time since 2012.