Man in traditional local costume, Kraków.
Courtesy Sam and Sarah Stulberg
Figure 13. Population Density by District, 1992
information from The Statesman's Year-Book, 1991-1992,
Ed., Brian Hunter, New York, 1991, 1012.
Between 1939 and 1949, the population of Poland
major changes. The deaths, emigration, and geopolitical
adjustments resulting from World War II reduced the 1939
population of about 35 million to about 24 million by
in the 1970s did Poland again approach its prewar
level. In addition, the ethnic composition of the country
drastically homogenized by the mass annihilation of Polish
and the loss of much of the non-Polish Slavic population
the westward shift of the borders of the Ukrainian and
Belorussian republics of the Soviet Union.
Data as of October 1992