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General information – Energy Country Profile

General Country Information - Energy Administration

  • Area: 312.685 sq km
  • Arable land: 36,2 % 
  • Permanent crops: 1,3 %
  • Forest area: 95.682 sq km 
  • Forest land: 30,6 %
  • Population: 38.523.261 (July 2016 est.)
  • GDP purchasing power parity: - $1,052 trillion (2016 est.)
  • GDP per capita purchasing power parity: - $27.700 (2016 est.)
  • GDP composition per sector: 
    • agriculture 2,7 %
    • industry 38,5 %
    • services 58,9% (2016 est.)
  • Country name: Republic of Poland
  • Capital: Warsaw
  • Administrative divisions: 16 provinces (wojewodztwa, singular - wojewodztwo); Dolnoslaskie (Lower Silesia), Kujawsko-Pomorskie (Kuyavia-Pomerania), Lodzkie, Lubelskie (Lublin), Lubuskie (Lubusz), Malopolskie (Lesser Poland), Mazowieckie (Masovia), Opolskie, Podkarpackie (Subcarpathia), Podlaskie, Pomorskie (Pomerania), Slaskie (Silesia), Swietokrzyskie, Warminsko-Mazurskie (Warmia-Masuria), Wielkopolskie (Greater Poland), Zachodniopomorskie (West Pomerania)

Energy Administration

  • The Energy Department of the Ministry of Economy is responsible for the Polish energy policy. Improving energy efficiency, increasing security of supply and developing competitive markets for fuels and energy,  introducing nuclear power, increasing the use of renewable sources and reducing the impact of energy on the environment – these are the priorities of "Poland's Energy Policy until 2030" developed by the Ministry of Economy.
  • The Ministry of Treasury is in charge of restructuring public energy companies.
  • The Ministry of the Environment is the institution responsible for the creation and implementation of Poland's climate policy, inventories of greenhouse gas emissions and sinks, their reporting and verification.
  • The independent regulatory authority URE was created in 1997 and coordinates the energy sector and its prices.

Last update: 09 2019