Meet Magento Poland 2014: Hospitable Warsaw Invites Guests
This year has been very eventful for Magento and brought us many new contacts, networking meetings, and valuable discussions within multiple dedicated events. Several local communities started their own conferences and presented their countries to the entire ecosystem in a passionate and ardent manner.
Bit by bit the current year comes to the end and the train of Magento events is gradually hiding around the corner. But this late autumn we still have an opportunity to visit some more countries before the Christmas holidays and today we direct our feet to Warsaw, Poland.
Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in the center of Europe, bordered by Germany to the west, the Check Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus to the east, and Russia and Lithuania to the north. Poland has an access to the Baltic Sea with the length of the coast line about 440 km.
Poland is the birthplace of multiple famous people: Nikolai Kopernik, Frederic Chopin, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla), Adam Mickiewicz, and many-many others. Polish cities and towns are famous for their unique architecture, which absorbed and retained all European styles. Warsaw, Krakow, Gdansk, Malbork, and Torun are only several famous cities of Poland widely known for their castles, buildings, and monuments among tourists worldwide.
Quick Facts about Poland
- Capital: Warsaw;
- Time Zone: CET (UTC +1);
- Population: 38,483,957 (2014);
- Largest cities: Warsaw (1,702,139), Lodz (768,755), Krakow (755,050), Wroclaw (634,893), Poznan (570,352);
- Currency: Zloty (PLN);
- Official Language: Polish;
- Main Religion: Roman Catholicism – 88.4%.
Warsaw is the capital of Poland and its biggest city. Located on the Vistula River, Warsaw is the 9-th most populous European capital city. The estimated population of the Warsaw Metropolitan Area is about 2.7 million people. The first historical mention of Warsaw dates back to the 1313 year, and today it is one of the most famous international tourist destinations and significant economic centers.