• Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

  • In recent years (since 1999) the population of Poland, currently 38.2 million people, has been experiencing a very slow decline. In 2004 this trend continued and the population of Poland declined by 0.04 %. Approximately 62 % of Poles live in 886 towns, which are mostly small or medium-size, and almost half of the town population lives in 40 cities with a population of over 100,000 inhabitants. Warsaw, the capital and Poland's largest city, has a population of 1.7 million people. Apart from the capital, the largest Polish cities are Łódź, Kraków, Wrocław, Poznań and the Gdańsk-Sopot-Gdynia conurbation, which together account for about 3.5 million people. With respect to size of population, Poland ranks 8th in Europe and 30th in the world, with an average population density of 122 persons per km2.

    The population of Polish communities abroad is estimated at 12 million, with the largest communities living in the USA (5.6 million), the Commonwealth of Independent States - CIS (2.5 million), France (1 million), Germany (0.8 million), Canada (0.4 million), Brazil (0.2 million), Australia (0.15), and the UK (0.14).

    From the ethnic point of view, Poland is one of the most homogeneous Europe, with over 98 % of the population being ethnically Polish.

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