Poland marks Independence Day
Chisinau, 11 November /MOLDPRES/ – Poland, a state in the northern part of Central Europe, placed between Russia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany and the Baltic Sea, today marks its Independence Day.
The National Independence Day is the important Polish national holiday. Poland regained its independence on 11 November 1918, after 123 years of captivity, during which it was divided by Austria-Hungary, Prussia and Russia.
The country has a population of 38.5 million residents, living mainly in towns and big municipalities, such as the historical capital Krakow and the present one Warsaw. Poland has an overall area of 312,679 square km, ranking 70th in the world according to the area.
Poland is on the sixth position in the European Union in terms of population. It is a republic made up of 16 voievodes. Poland is a member of the NATO, UN, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), World Trade Organization and European Union.
The country exports machines and equipments, non-ferrous metals, chemical products, light industry goods. Poland imports raw materials and semi-finished goods, fuels, transport means. The state carries out foreign trade with Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Italy, the United Kingdom and other countries.
Moldova and Poland established diplomatic relations on 14 July 1992.
The trade exchanges in January-September 2016 amounted to 142.5 million dollars. Data by the National Statistics Bureau (BNS) shows that the goods export recorded 49.2 million dollars (registering a 9.6-per cent increase against the same period of 2015); the import of goods amounted to 93.3 million dollars, up by 3.2 per cent against the same period of 2015. According to data by the State Registration Chamber, 68 enterprises with Polish capital work in Moldova. The investments in the registered share capital stood at 212.4 million lei.
(Reporter N. Roibu, editor M. Jantovan)