Facts & Tips

Area 517 km2

Population 1,724,404 individuals

Time zone

Warsaw lies within the Central European Time Zone (GMT +1), with summer time from March to the end of October.

Climate

Warsaw’s climate is humid continental (Koppen Dfb) with relatively cold winters and mild summers.
The average temperature is −5°C (27°F) in February and 18°C (66.7°F) in June. Temperatures may often reach 30°C (86°F) in the summer and –20°C (–4°F) in winter.

Currency

The currency in Poland is the Polish złoty (abbreviated as “PLN” or “zł”), which is subdivided into 100 groszy.

Electricity

The Polish power supply has a voltage of 230V with a frequency of 50 Hz. Standard two-pole Europlugs are used.

Embassies

All countries with whom Poland holds diplomatic relations have embassies in Warsaw.

Prohibitions

In Warsaw smoking is prohibited at all public transportation stops and shelters as well as all clubs, pubs and restaurants unless they have a separate room for smokers. There is a fine for not respecting this.

Moreover, alcohol may not be consumed in public places (parks, squares, streets, etc.), with the exception of specially permitted areas such as gardens and patios in restaurants and pubs. There is a fine for not respecting this as well.

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