ABOVE: The Sudeten mountain range stretches from eastern Germany to southwestern Poland and to the northern Czech Republic.
Slovakia. The Sudeten Range is somewhat smaller and features several granite quarries, while the Carpathians contain deposits of salt, sulfur, natural gas, and petroleum. Rivers and Waterways Poland is home to a number of interconnected rivers, canals, and lakes. Over the centuries, many of Poland’s largest cities have developed along these water routes. The most important river is the Wisła. Both a tourist river and a busy transport waterway, it flows from Slovakia in the south to the Baltic Sea in the north. The Odra is another river vital for transport, industry, and agriculture. 14