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Location: Central Europe, east of Germany
Population: 38.8 million (1995 estimate)
Capital: Warsaw
Comparative area: Slightly smaller than New Mexico
Religions: Roman Catholic 95 percent (about 75 percent practicing), Eastern Orthodox, Protestant and other 5 percent
Landscape: Flat plains and gently rolling hills cover most of Poland; rugged mountains form part of southern boundary
Recognized by International Olympic Committee: 1919

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