Warsaw - information about the city
Warsaw (Warszawa) is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River, roughly 260 kilometres (160 mi) from the Baltic Sea and 300 kilometres (190 mi) from the Carpathian Mountains. Its population in 2010 was estimated at 1,716,855 residents with a greater metropolitan area of 2,631,902 residents, making Warsaw the 10th most populous city proper in the European Union. The area of the city covers 516.9 square kilometres (199.6 sq mi), while the city's agglomeration covers 6,100.43 square kilometres (2,355.39 sq mi). Warsaw is an Alpha- global city, a major international tourist destination and an important economic hub in Central and Eastern Europe. It is also known as the "phoenix city" because it has survived many wars throughout its bloody history. Most notably, the city had to be painstakingly rebuilt after the extensive damage it suffered from World War II, during which 80% of its buildings were destroyed. On 9 November 1940 the city was awarded Poland's highest military decoration for heroism, the Virtuti Militari, for the Siege of Warsaw (1939). Warsaw has given its name to the Warsaw Confederation, the Warsaw Pact, the Duchy of Warsaw, the Warsaw Convention, the Treaty of Warsaw, the Warsaw Uprising and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. The Warszawianka is widely considered the unofficial anthem of the city.
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Warsaw - tourist attractions
|Ostrogski Palace, or Ostrogski Castle (Pałac Ostrogskich, or Zamek Ostrogskich ), is a mansion in the city center of Warsaw, on ulica Tamka. Begun by the powerful Ostrogski family who gave their name to the building, it currently houses the Fryderyk Chopin Society and Fryderyk Chopin Museum. The spo...
|Royal Castle, Warsaw
|The Royal Castle in Warsaw (Zamek Królewski w Warszawie) is a castle residency and was the official residence of the Polish monarchs. It is located in the Castle Square, at the entrance to the Warsaw Old Town. The personal offices of the king and the administrative offices of the Royal Court of Pola...
|Grand Theatre in Warsaw
|The Grand Theatre in Warsaw (Teatr Wielki w Warszawie), the Grand Theatre—National Opera (Teatr Wielki—Opera Narodowa) is a theatre complex and opera company located on historic Theatre Square in Warsaw, Poland. The theatre was inaugurated on February 24, 1833, with a production of Rossini's The Bar...
|Łazienki Park (Park Łazienkowski or Łazienki Królewskie, literally Baths Park or Royal Baths) is the largest park in Warsaw, Poland, occupying 76 hectares of the city center. The park-and-palace complex lies in Warsaw's Downtown ( Śródmieście ), on Ujazdów Avenue ( Aleje Ujazdowskie ) on the " Royal...
|Presidential Palace in Warsaw
|The Presidential Palace (Pałac Prezydencki; also known as Pałac Koniecpolskich, Lubomirskich, Radziwiłłów, and Pałac Namiestnikowski) in Warsaw, Poland, is the elegant classicist latest version of a building that has stood on the Krakowskie Przedmieście site since 1643. Over the years, it has been r...
|Warsaw Uprising Museum
|The Warsaw Uprising Museum (Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego), located in the Wola district of Warsaw, Poland, is a museum dedicated to the Warsaw Uprising of 1944. The institution of the Museum was established in 1983, but no construction work took place for many years, and the museum finally opened ...
|The Warsaw barbican (barbakan warszawski) is a barbican (semicircular fortified outpost) in Warsaw, Poland, and one of few remaining relics of the complex network of historic fortifications that once encircled Warsaw. Located between the Old and New Towns, it is a major tourist attraction. The barbi...
|New World Street
|New World Street (Ulica Nowy Świat) is one of the main historic thoroughfares of Warsaw. It comprises part of the Royal Route ( Trakt królewski ) that runs from Warsaw's Royal Castle and Old Town, south to King Jan III Sobieski 's 17th-century royal residence at Wilanów. Nowy Świat runs from Plac T...
|Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw
|The Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki, also abbreviated PKiN) in Warsaw is the tallest building in Poland, the eighth tallest building in the European Union. The building was originally known as the Joseph Stalin Palace of Culture and Science (Pałac Kultury i Nauki imienia Józefa ...
|Old Town Market Square in Warsaw
|Warsaw's Old Town Market Square (Rynek Starego Miasta) is the center and oldest part of the Old Town of Warsaw, capital of Poland. Immediately after the Warsaw Uprising, it was systematically blown up by the German Army. After World War II, the Old Town Market Place was restored to its prewar appear...
Geographical coordinates: 52.25, 21
Approximate population: 1,716,855
Approximate population: 1,716,855
The oldest constructions
The highest points
The longest objects
- Old Town Market Square in Warsaw (90 m.)
Objects with the biggest surface
- Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw (12.3 ha.)