Monday, July 31, 2017


Received from: Rwanda
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: July 2017

The Nyabarongo (or Nyawarungu) is a major river in Rwanda, part of the upper headwaters of the Nile. At 297 km, it is the longest river entirely in Rwanda. The river begins its course at the confluence of the rivers Mbirurume and Mwogo in the South West of the country. These two rivers themselves begin in Nyungwe Forest, and are considered by some to be the most distant source of the Nile. From its start, Nyabarongo flows northward for 85 km, and forms the border between the Western and Southern Provinces.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Received from: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Category: from a friend
Date: May 2017

Bosnia and Herzegovina, sometimes called Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH), and in short, often known informally as Bosnia, is a country in Southeastern Europe located on the Balkan Peninsula. Sarajevo is the capital and largest city. Bordered by Croatia to the north, and west; Serbia to the east; Montenegro to the southeast; and the Adriatic Sea to the south, with a coastline about 20 kilometres long surrounding the city of Neum. In the central and eastern interior of the country the geography is mountainous, in the northwest it is moderately hilly, and the northeast is predominantly flatland. The inland is a geographically larger region and has a moderate continental climate, with hot summers and cold and snowy winters. The southern tip of the country has a Mediterranean climate and plain topography.

Thursday, July 27, 2017


Received from: Estonia
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: July 2017

The name Tallinn(a) is Estonian. It is usually thought to be derived from Taani-linn(a), (meaning 'Danish-town) (Latin: Castrum Danorum), after the Danes built the castle in place of the Estonian stronghold at Lindanisse. However, it could also have come from tali-linna ('winter-castle or town'), or talu-linna ('house/farmstead-castle or town'). The element -linna, like Germanic -burg and Slavic -grad / -gorod, originally meant 'fortress', but is used as a suffix in the formation of town names.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Received from: the Netherlands
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: July 2017

Hoorn is a municipality and a town in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. It is located on the Markermeer, 35 kilometres north of Amsterdam, and acquired city rights in 1357. Hoorn had a population of 71,888 in 2017. The area of the municipality is 53.25 km2 of which 33.00 km2  consists of water, mainly the Markermeer. The municipality consists of the following villages and/or districts: Blokker, Hoorn, Zwaag, and parts of Bangert and De Hulk.

Sunday, July 9, 2017


Received from: France
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: June 2017

Szkoła Narodowa Polska w Paryżu ("Polish School in Paris"; French: École polonaise Paris), also known as the School at Batignolles is a Polish international school at the Polish embassy in the 17th arrondissement of Paris, France. It includes primary school up to lyceum (senior high school/sixth form college). The history of the schools dates to mid-19th century, and it is seen as an important element of Polish-French culture, particularly for the Polish people in France.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Received from: Sweden
Category: from family
Date: June 2017

Fårö is a Baltic Sea island just off north of the island of Gotland, itself off mainland Sweden's southeastern coast. It is the second-largest island in the province and it is a popular summer resort. It has its own dialect (Faroymal, a dialect of Gutnish). Formerly a socken which includes the Gotska Sandön island, on 1 January 2016, it was reconstituted into the administrative area Fårö District.

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Received from: France
Category: Klub Polki na Obczyźnie
Date: April 2017

Alsace is a cultural and historical region in eastern France now located in the administrative region of Grand Est. Alsace is located on France's eastern border and on the west bank of the upper Rhine adjacent to Germany and Switzerland.