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Quick Facts - Poland


Capital: Warsaw
Political system: Parliamentary republic
Year of membership to the Council of Europe: 26 November 1991
Population: 38 538 447 (2012)     
Population density: 122.1 inhabitants/km²
Official language(s): Polish
Non-nationals of total population: 0.1 % (2011)

Funding (2011)

Culture as share of total central government spending: 0.50 %
Government expenditure on culture: 1 960 226 181 Euro     
Government expenditure on culture per capita: 52.42 Euro     
Share of spending on culture by central government: 17.61 %     

Employment (2009)

Share of cultural workers in total employment: 1.39 %     
Share of self-empoyed in cultural employment: 14.57 %
Share of self-empoyed in total employment: 22.73 %

Markets (2012)

CUPIX: Cultural goods: 85 %     
CUPIX: Public cultural services: 58 %     
Annual exp. per capita for recreation and culture: 613 USD (60 %     )

Participation

Cinema admissions per capita/year: 1.0 times (2010)     
Internet penetration rate: 64.7 % (2012)     

Ratification of Key Cultural Conventions

European Cultural Convention (1955): 16/11/1989  
European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (1992): Entered into force 1/6/2009  
European Convention for the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (2001): Not yet signed
UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005): Acceded on 17/08/2007

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              Council of Europe/ERICarts, "Compendium of Cultural Policies and Trends in Europe, 15th edition", 2014 | ISSN 2222-7334