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|England This album contains 37 pictures Once the possessions of this mighty country covered the world. The saying went as follows. The sun never sets on the British Empire.|
|The Netherlands This album contains 24 pictures God created the world, but the Dutch created Holland. At least that is what they say. Holland is one of the most populated countries in the world. Today there are more than 16 million inhabitants.|
|The New Czech Republic This album contains 54 pictures Prague, the old capital in the new Czech republic has much history to offer any tourist. From castles to clocks, to towers and bridges. One never tires of all there is to see.|
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Kraków,is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland. Situated on the Vistula River in the Lesser Poland region, the city dates back to the 7th century.
The city has grown from a Stone Age settlement to Poland's second most important city. It began as a hamlet on Wawel Hill and was already being reported as a busy trading center of Slavonic Europe in 965. With the establishment of new universities and cultural venues at the emergence of the Second Polish Republic and throughout the 20th century, Kraków reaffirmed its role as a major national academic and artistic center.
After the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany at the start of World War II, Kraków was turned into the capital of Germany's General Government. The Jewish population of the city was moved into a walled zone known as the Kraków Ghetto, from which they were sent to extermination camps such as Auschwitz and the concentration camp at Płaszów.
In 1978, Karol Wojtyła, archbishop of Kraków, was elevated to the papacy as Pope John Paul II – the first Slavic pope, and the first non-Italian pope in 455 years.
Also that year, UNESCO approved the first sites for its World Heritage List, including the entire old town in inscribing Cracow's Historic Centre.
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Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River roughly 260 kilometers (162 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometers (186 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains. Its population as of June 2010 was estimated at 1,716,855, and the Warsaw metropolitan area at approximately 2,785,000. The city area is 516.9 square kilometers (199.6 sq mi), with an aglomeration of 6,100.43 square kilometers (2,355.4 sq mi)Warsaw Metro Area. Warsaw is the 9th largest city in the European Union by population. On 9 November 1940 the City of Warsaw was awarded the supreme military decoration for courage in the face of the enemy - Order Virtuti Militari for the heroic defence in 1939.
Warsaw is also known as the "phoenix city", as it recovered from extensive damage during World War II (during which 80% of its buildings were destroyed), being rebuilt with the effort of Polish citizens