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Poland and the euro

Poland joined the European Union in 2004 and is currently preparing to adopt the euro.

Poland at a glance

Surface area: 312 690 km2
Population: 38 130 302 (Eurostat 2009)
Joined the European Union: 1 May 2004
Currency: zloty (PLN)

Euro information

Status: Poland is not yet a member of the euro area. The zloty is not yet within the Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II).

Exchange rate: The current euro to zloty foreign exchange reference rate can be consulted on the website of the European Central Bank (updated daily).

Adoption of the euro: Poland does not have a target date to adopt the euro, but aims to do so as soon as possible. Adopting the euro is one of the top priorities of the Polish government.

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