Poland
or Polish Polska geographical name country E central Europe bordering on Baltic Sea; in medieval period a kingdom, at one time extending to the lower Dnieper; partitioned 1772, 1793, 1795 among Russia, Prussia, & 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 38,038,400

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