According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the Republic of Poland is divided into 16 regions, each of which has its own distinct area code. The area codes range from 1 to 16 and cover all of the country’s regions. For example, Greater Poland Voivodeship is assigned the area code 1 and Lower Silesian Voivodeship is assigned the area code 2. The Polish government is responsible for assigning and maintaining all area codes for the country. All landline numbers in Poland are 9 digits long, with the first two digits representing the region’s respective area code. Mobile phone numbers in Poland are 11 digits long, with the first four digits representing the service provider’s respective network code. In addition to assigning landline and mobile phone numbers, Polish government also assigns special three-digit codes for various services such as emergency services, public utilities, government agencies, etc. For example, 999 is reserved for emergency services while 811 is reserved for public utilities such as electricity and water supply companies. Similarly, 901 is used by government agencies while 801 is used by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). These special codes can be used nationwide regardless of a person’s location or region within Poland. Poland is a representative democracy with a multi-party system. The President of Poland is the head of state and commander-in-chief of the armed forces, while the Prime Minister is officially the head of government. The government is composed of the Council of Ministers, led by the Prime Minister and responsible to Parliament. The Parliament itself consists of two houses: The Sejm and Senate, both elected in free elections every four years. Poland is a member of several international organizations such as NATO, UN, OECD and EU since 2004. It has also signed numerous international agreements and treaties such as Schengen Agreement, Energy Community Treaty or Lisbon Treaty. Polish politics have traditionally been dominated by two main political parties: Civic Platform (PO) and Law & Justice (PiS). In recent years other parties have gained some influence on national level including Modern (Nowoczesna), United Left (ZL), Polish People’s Party (PSL) or Kukiz’15 movement. PETSINCLUDE: Features public policy of Poland.
Poland is a country located in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west, the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south, Ukraine and Belarus […]