Top 10 facts about Poland

Top 10 facts about Poland

CONTENT:
 
1. Geography and population of Poland
2. The official language of Poland
3. Currency in Poland
4. Internet in Poland
5. Economic development in Poland
6. Job in Poland
7. Working days and holidays in Poland
8. The mentality in Poland
9. Advertising in Poland
10.Cryptocurrency in Poland
 

1. Geography and population of Poland

 
Poland is one of the key countries in Europe. Warsaw is the capital of Poland.
Poland has 1 time zone, so all cities in the country have the same time. Current time zone: UTC + 1 CET. The nearest clock change: March 28, 2021 at 2:00 am we have to move the clock 1 hour forward.
General information for Poland:
 
Capital city: Warsaw
Area: 300,000 km2
International Direct Dial Code: +48
Top-level domain/ TLD: .pl
Population: 38 millions

 

2. The official language of Poland

Dobry wieczór [добры вечур] - Good evening! Smacznego [смачнего] - Bon appetit!

98% of the Polish population consider Polish as their native language. Based on surveys, there are also native speakers of such languages as: Ukrainian, Russian, Belarusian, Czech, German, Lithuanian. Poles also speak English very well.

3. Currency in Poland

The Zloty (zł) is the currency of Poland. It is the best-selling currency in Central Europe. Poland takes 22nd place in the foreign exchange market. At the exchange rate for January 2021 1zł ≈ $ 0.3

4. Internet in Poland

Despite the fact that mobile Internet is quite popular in Poland, this does not mean that at this time the audience is ready to consume ads and order something. Usually, during the working day, people either do not answer or ask to call back in the evening. So, it's best to run ads either in the morning or in the evening. In July 2020, Facebook occupied almost 85% of all social media in Poland. Pinterest was next with a 6.08% share, followed by Twitter and YouTube. Facebook dominates across all devices, and the number of users is constantly growing, with over 20 million registered already. The majority of Facebook users are between 25 and 34 years old, with a younger audience on platforms such as Instagram or TikTok. The total number of social media users in Poland continues to grow and will approach 24,000,000 by 2022. Social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram could become major competitors to Facebook in nearest future. Social media has become a main communication for Poles with friends, family and people around the world. Companies are increasingly using them to promote products and interact with customers.

5. Economic development in Poland

Poland is the largest Eastern European country, has a border with 9 other states, and also has access to the sea, which has a significant impact on the growth of economy. It is important to note that Poland is the only post-communist country whose economy is rated developed rather than developing.

Poland is one of the most developed countries in Europe in terms of the using modern technologies and cashless payments. According to the Electronic Payments 2018 report prepared by the Chamber of Electronic Economy, 67% of Poles use payment cards, 62% have a bank account with Internet access, and 39% use mobile applications. Globally, this is a much better result than, for example, in the United States, where a huge part of the population still uses cash, checks or only credit cards.

In Poland, non-cash payments, especially phone payments, are increasing market every year (by an average of 10%). This is a very high growth rate, which allows us to conclude that in the next few years, money maybe crowded out. In some Scandinavian countries, cash only accounts for a few percent of transactions, and in Denmark, the National Bank has not printed money since 2016.

On the territory of Poland, through financial intermediaries, 5.9 million loans were issued in the amount of 45.9 billion zlotys, which is 10.5% more than last year.

5.8 million contracts were concluded with individuals, 49 thousand - with enterprises. 72% of the funds provided were issued for a period of up to 12 months, with 61% of them being “payday loans”. Credit brokers have more than 8,500 fixed points throughout the country.

6. Job in Poland

In 2021, employees received 3.5-5,000 zlotys per month, the average salary was 4,500 zlotys. There is an increase in monetary remuneration, also expected an increase in average wages by 3-4%. Average salary in Poland is 5,000zł (€1,100).
Average monthly salary by profession in Poland:
• midwife, nurse - 2,600zł
• police officer - 2,500zł
• teacher - 2,600zł
• cook - 2,700zł
• tourist guide - 2,800zł
Average monthly salary by city in Poland:
• Katowice - 5,274zł
• Gdansk - 5,118zł
• Wroclaw - 4,800zł
• Poznan - 4,770zł
• Krakow - 4,635zł
 

7. Working days and holidays in Poland

From January 1, 2018, was introduced a ban on trading on Sundays, which means that all large objects in Poland (shopping centers, restaurants, entertainment centers) are closed.
January 1- New Year 
January 6 - Epiphany or Three Kings
April 12 - Easter (the first day of Easter)
April 13 - Easter Monday (second day of Easter)
May 1 - Labor Day 
May 3 - Constitution Day of Poland
May 31 - Holy Trinity Day or the Day of the Descent of the Holy Spirit
June 11 - Corpus Christi Day
August 15 - Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the day of the Polish Army
November 1 - All Saints Day
November 11 - Polish Independence Day
December 25 - Nativity of Christ
December 26 - The second day of the Nativity of Christ

8. The mentality in Poland

The country has experienced many conquests in history. Therefore the mentality of the Poles is quite diverse and complex.
One of the typical features of the residents, which they constantly laugh at. Many Poles love narzekać (“complain”).
In fact, the majority of Polish citizens live in prosperity, but this does not prevent them from expressing constant dissatisfaction with prices, politics, air quality, loud music in the neigbour’s house etc.
Just do not take lamentation as dissatisfaction with everyone and everything. In fact, Poles are quite happy with their lives!
In the latest survey, more than 80% of respondents admitted that they feel happy and satisfied with life. This is one of the highest rates in the European Union. Poles feel much happier than Czechs, Lithuanians, Slovaks, Estonians or Greeks.

9. Advertising in Poland

The online advertising market in Poland is growing rapidly. About 70% of Polish Internet users watch online TV, while over 50% read the daily press and listen to radio on the Internet. Almost all major media outlets in Poland (such as TVN, Radio RMF FM and Gazeta Wyborcza) have established their own online portals.

The demand for online advertising in the country is boosted by the growth of the e-commerce market, support from publishers and network providers, and the huge growth of social networking sites. In 2016, there were over 27 million Internet users in Poland, indicating a rate of over 70 %. More than 50% of Polish adults over 18 use social networks. Most importantly, Poland's online advertising ROI is the highest among all media channels.

10. Cryptocurrency in Poland

BitBay is the largest cryptocurrency exchange in Poland. The platform boasts a huge user base. The combined teams of the exchange and cryptocurrency payments BitBay Pay developed a survey consisting of 10 short questions. 2582 users from Poland took part in the survey.

We'll start our discussion of the survey results with demographics.

Like most new technologies, cryptocurrencies are mostly popular with young people. More than half of the respondents were under 40. The largest number of holders of digital currencies are young people aged 31 to 35.

The survey shows that the majority of cryptocurrency users are people who own one or more than 10 cryptocurrencies. More than half of the respondents own up to 4 different coins.

The next few questions in the survey were about cryptocurrency payments. It should be noted that over 90% of respondents consider digital currencies to be safe to make transactions. Over 90% of respondents believe that cryptocurrency payments will become more popular.

 

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