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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
The Capital City of Warsaw
Skyline of Warsaw
Flag of Warsaw
Flag
Coat of arms of Warsaw
Coat of arms
Official logo of Warsaw
Grand Coat of Arms
Motto(s): 
Semper invicta
Anthem:
CountryPoland
PowiatWarsaw
VoivodeshipMasovian
Government
 • PresidentRafał Trzaskowski (Civic Platform)
Area
 • Capital city517.24 km2 (199.71 sq mi)
 • Metro
6,100.43 km2 (2,355.39 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

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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.

Pictures of WarsawEdit

Other websitesEdit