Government Type: Republic
Total Area: 120,728 Square Miles
312,685 Square Kilometers
Location: Central Europe, east of Germany
The Polish People
A professional person's title is used before his or her last name. Only the person's title is used in formal conversation or in business. Teenagers and children are called by their first name, but between adults first names are used only by mutual consent. Women greet close friends by kissing both cheeks. Young girls very often kiss each other on only one cheek when they meet. Adults generally shake hands upon meeting. Common greetings include "Dzien dobry" (Good morning/afternoon) "Dobry wieczor" (Good evening) "Czeoa" (Hello).