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City metropolis
The Capital City of Warsaw
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  • From top, left to right: Warsaw Skyline
  • Łazienki Park
  • Royal Castle and Sigismund's Column
  • Staszic Palace and Copernicus Monument
  • Main Market Square
  • Royal Route
  • Warsaw Old Town
  • Wilanów Palace
Flag of Warsaw
Coat of arms of Warsaw
Coat of arms
Official logo of Warsaw
Grand Coat of Arms
Paris of the North, Phoenix City
Semper invicta  (Latin "Ever invincible")
Warsaw is located in Poland
Location in Poland
Warsaw is located in Europe
Location in Europe
Country Poland
Voivodeship Masovia
County city county
Founded 13th century
City rights 1323
 • City metropolis 517.24 km2 (199.71 sq mi)
 • Metro
6,100.43 km2 (2,355.39 sq mi)
78–116 m (328 ft)
 (31 December 2018)
 • City metropolis 1,777,972 (1st) Increase
 • Rank 1st in Poland (9th in EU)
 • Density 3,421/km2 (8,860/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density 509.1/km2 (1,319/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Varsovian
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
00-001 to 04–999
Area code(s) +48 22
GDP(Nominal) 2017
 – Total €57 billion
($Wrong currency "2017" for EURB)
 – Per capita €32,500
($Wrong currency "2017" for EUR)
Official name: Historic Centre of Warsaw
Type: Cultural
Criteria: ii, vi
Designated: 1980 (4th session)
Reference #: [1]
UNESCO region: Europe

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".

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)


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.


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 attractions

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

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