Poland

geographical name Po·land \ ˈpō-lənd \
variants: or Polish Polska play \ˈpȯl-skä\

Definition of Poland

country in east central Europe bordering on the Baltic Sea; in the medieval period a kingdom, at one time extending to the lower Dnieper; partitioned 1772, 1793, and 1795 among Russia, Prussia, and Austria; again a kingdom 1815–30; lost autonomy 1830–1918; since 1918 a republic; capital Warsaw area 120,756 square miles (312,758 square kilometers), population 38,500,000
see also pole


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