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Is Poland a Southern or Northern European country?


osiol 55 | 3,922  
20 Apr 2008 /  #1
Or is it in Central Europe?

Remember, there is no Eastern Europe and no Western Europe in this discussion.

Questions you may want to ask yourself to help formulate an opinion would be:
Does it snow a lot in winter?
Do Polish people wave their arms around a lot and get all emotional?
Beer and spirits or red wine?
There's no time like the present, or manana?
Mali - | 300  
20 Apr 2008 /  #2
North-ish.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
20 Apr 2008 /  #3
Central for me, cold winters and very hot summers.
Shawn_H  
20 Apr 2008 /  #4
Southern Central.
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
20 Apr 2008 /  #5
When the question was west or east, I devised a system by which the Greenwich meridian is the point by which the various compass-point derived divisions of Europe should be set. I din't post my map showing north and south because it wasn't relevant to that discussion. Now, three months on, it is time for me to show you all what is north, what is south and what is central. Again, I have used Greenwich as the central point. All countries entirely north of the latitude of Greenwich are northern, all that are entirely south of that line are southern Europe, and countries that span this line are central European countries. Enjoy.


  • What is Europe anyway?
PolskaDoll 28 | 2,104  
20 Apr 2008 /  #6
Who can tell? These are two of the three maps I just got from a search of "Northern Europe"


  • Northern Europe?

  • Northern Europe?
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
20 Apr 2008 /  #7
i read an interesting article recently that used the Greenwich meridian as the same point of reference to show that all of europe, and a substantial part of north america, central and southern asia, is infact part of england. fascinating stuff
dtaylor 9 | 823  
20 Apr 2008 /  #8
Woul Scotland be considered Northern Europe?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
20 Apr 2008 /  #9
Nah, Scotland is definitely in the south, LOL
Vincent 9 | 863   Moderator
20 Apr 2008 /  #10
strange that N.Ireland is central...yet ROI is northern?...maybe someone is reading their map upside down:)
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
20 Apr 2008 /  #11
Does it snow a lot in winter?

Not anymore...

Do Polish people wave their arms around a lot and get all emotional?

Yes...

Beer and spirits or red wine?

Beer and spirytus...

There's no time like the present, or manana?

No idea...

So ? Northern or southern... ?
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
20 Apr 2008 /  #12
So ? Northern or southern... ?

Based on your answers, I would probably say central.
southern 75 | 7,096  
20 Apr 2008 /  #13
Poland is a mediteranean country which lies near Baltic Sea by mistake.
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
20 Apr 2008 /  #14
well, we once had a coast on Black Sea, which is quite southern for me, but we lost those lands :(
rjeden - | 29  
21 Apr 2008 /  #15
Northern-central country.
Michal - | 1,865  
21 Apr 2008 /  #16
A cold Northern European country! How can it be a Southern European country unless you are looking at it from the North Pole!
dtaylor 9 | 823  
21 Apr 2008 /  #17
Wouldnt every country being a southern country if you were looking at it from the north pole:D
Michal - | 1,865  
21 Apr 2008 /  #18
Not necesserily true if you are looking at Greenland!
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
21 Apr 2008 /  #19
Greenland is south of North Pole.
southern 75 | 7,096  
21 Apr 2008 /  #20
If you watch from Kremlin every country is west.
szarlotka 8 | 2,208  
21 Apr 2008 /  #21
Maybe ideallogically

Not geographically
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
21 Apr 2008 /  #22
When the countries of the world are described as northern or southern, Australia is usually put into the north.
Dice 15 | 452  
21 Apr 2008 /  #23
If you watch from Kremlin every country is west.

If you're in Oodaaq, Greenland everybody else is south from you.
If you're standing in the geographic South Pole in Antarctica no matter if you take a left or a right, go straight ahead or even backwards, you go NORTH.
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
21 Apr 2008 /  #24
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe

I think it is intersting link (again wiki)
Dice 15 | 452  
21 Apr 2008 /  #25
Oh please Lukasz don't start with that Eastern or Central Europe crap again. Who cares?
Some people just carry such a chip on their shoulder...
Lukasz 49 | 1,746  
21 Apr 2008 /  #26
Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. In addition, Northern, Southern and Southeastern Europe may variously delimit or overlap into Central Europe. The term and widespread interest in the region itself came back into fashion[1] after the end of the Cold War, which had divided Europe politically into East and West, with the Iron Curtain splitting "Central Europe" in half.

xxss
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
21 Apr 2008 /  #27
On the world map by Microsoft , Poland is a Southern part of the Baltic Sea:

Where the fu<k is Poland ???
Jova - | 172  
21 Apr 2008 /  #28
Haha... That's a good one... We're all under water :D I'm afraid to open the window now... I don't want my flat to get all flooded :P
OP osiol 55 | 3,922  
21 Apr 2008 /  #29
From a marine point of view, that kind of works. Britain is in the Atlantic. Italy is in the Mediterranean, so why shouldn't Poland be in the Baltic? At least it's not so unlucky as all those landlocked countries where the herrings never go.
PoleAmerican 2 | 12  
19 Jan 2009 /  #30
Poland is a Northern European Country.

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