Warsaw

capital and largest city of Poland

Warsaw (In Polish: Warszawa) is the capital of Poland in Masovian Voivodeship. It is also the biggest city in that country. There are about 2,000,000 people living there (1,726,581 as of 31 March 2014). People from Warsaw are called "Varsovians".

Warsaw

Warszawa
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Flag of Warsaw
Flag
POL Warszawa COA.svg
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Paris of the North, Phoenix City
Motto(s): 
Semper invicta  (Latin "Ever invincible")
Warsaw is located in Poland
Warsaw
Warsaw
Location within Poland
Warsaw is located in Europe
Warsaw
Warsaw
Location within Europe
Coordinates: 52°14′N 21°1′E / 52.233°N 21.017°E / 52.233; 21.017Coordinates: 52°14′N 21°1′E / 52.233°N 21.017°E / 52.233; 21.017
CountryPoland
VoivodeshipMasovia
CountyCity county
Founded13th century
City rights1323
Districts18 boroughs
Government
 • MayorRafał Trzaskowski (PO)
Area
 • Capital city and county517.24 km2 (199.71 sq mi)
 • Metro
6,100.43 km2 (2,355.39 sq mi)
Elevation
78–116 m (328 ft)
Population
 (30 June 2020)
 • Capital city and county1,793,579 (1st) Increase[1]
 • Rank1st in Poland (8th in EU)
 • Density3,460/km2 (9,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
3,100,844[2]
 • Metro density509.1/km2 (1,319/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Varsovian
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00-001 to 04–999
Area code(s)+48 22
Websiteum.warszawa.pl
Official nameHistoric Centre of Warsaw
TypeCultural
Criteriaii, vi
Designated1980 (4th session)
Reference no.[1]
UNESCO regionEurope

There are other names for Warsaw. For example, Varsovia (Latin, Spanish) and Varsóvia (Portuguese), Varsovie (French), Varsavia (Italian), Warschau (German, Dutch), װאַרשע /Varshe (Yiddish), Varšuva (Lithuanian), Varsó (Hungarian) and Varšava (Czech)

GeographyEdit

Warsaw is near the middle of Poland on both sides of the Vistula river, and about 350 km (225 miles) from the Baltic Sea. It is about 100 m (325 ft) above sea level. Warsaw has a humid continental climate (Dfb in the Koeppen climate classification).

Warsaw is home to four universities and 62 colleges, and many theatres and art galleries.

HistoryEdit

People began living here in the 13th century. By the 15th century, Warsaw had grown enough to be called a city. It became the capital of Poland in 1596.

The city was destroyed several times in its history, but every time it was rebuilt. The most important of these times was during the Second World War. Poland had been occupied by Germany between 1939 and 1944. On 1 August 1944, the people of Warsaw started fighting to free their city.

Tourist attractionsEdit

There are lot of attractions in the capital of Poland. The most famous monument of Warsaw is Palace of Culture and Science. There is a palace in Wilanów. The king of Poland John III Sobieski lived there. Many people like going to the Museum of Warsaw Uprising. The uprising started in 1944 during World War II

Partner citiesEdit

-Athens, Greece

-Chicago, USA

- Rio de Janerio, Brazil

- The Hague, The Netherlands

Pictures of WarsawEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Local Data Bank". Statistics Poland. Retrieved 1 June 2019. Data for territorial unit 1465000.
  2. http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=urb_lpop1&lang=en

Other websitesEdit