climate is mostly temperate throughout the country. The
climate is oceanic in the north and west and becomes
gradually warmer and continental towards the south and
describes a Lechitic subgroup of West Slavic languages
in Central Europe  and the official language of
Poland. Its written standard is the Polish alphabet
which corresponds to the Latin alphabet with several
additions. Polish-speakers use the language in a uniform
manner throughout most of Poland.
The Polish currency is called the Zloty
and it is internationally abbreviated as PLN. The Zloty
is made up of 100 Groszy. There are 10, 20, 50, 100 and
200 Zloty bills.
The population of Poland was estimated
at 38, 653, 912 in July 2001. In 2001 the birth rate stood
at 10.2 per 1, 000 and the death rate at 9.98 per 1, 000.
After a period of uninterrupted growth that began in
Warsaw is the capital and largest city
of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River roughly
260 km (162 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 km (186 mi)
from the Carpathian Mountains.