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Country Names

 

Urzędowy wykaz nazw państw i terytoriów niesamodzielnych
(Official list of names of countries and non-self-governing territories)
2 ed., 2013


The list is a publication developed by the Commission as a realization of the Regulation of the Minister of the Interior and Administration of 24 March 2000 on the manner and scope of activity of the National Council of Geodesy and Cartography and Commission on Standardization of Geographical Names Outside the Republic of Poland and principles governing payment for their members.
The Official list contains 195 countries recognized by the Republic of Poland (namely: 193 member states of the United Nations Organization, as well as Kosovo and Vatican City) and 69 non-self-governing territories. Attached to the register is a list of ten territories with undetermined or disputd international status.
The names of countries, territories, and their capitals included in the register have obtained approval of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The footnotes explaining the status of countries and territories have been provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The adjectives derived from names of countries and territories, as well as names of citizens and inhabitants have been provided in line with the opinion provided by the Orthography and Onomastics Unit of the Council for the Polish Language. 

The Official list is published in Polish only.


For each state and territory are given:

  • short name of the country/territory (nominative, genitive, locative) in Polish
  • official full name of the country/territory in Polish
  • name of official language (languages) in Polish
  • short name of the country/territory in official language (or in official languages)
  • official full name of the country/territory in the official language (or in official languages)
  • adjective from the name of the country/territory in Polish (nominative, singular, male gender)
  • name of inhabitants of the country/territory in Polish (male and female gender singular, and male gender plural)
  • name of the country's/territory's capital used in the Polish language
  • name of the country's/territory's capital in the official language (or in official languages)



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