The total area of Poland is 312,679 sq kms making the country the ninth largest economy in Europe. With a population of over 38.5 million people, Poland is the most populous post-communist member of the EU.
Poland is a democracy, with a president as a head of state, whose current constitution dates from 1997. Poland is a unitary state divided into 16 administrative subdivisions.
It joined the EU in 2004. Poland is the member of the UN, NATO, WTO, OECD, Visegrad Group and Schengen Area.
The Polish legal system is based on the civil law tradition.