Warsaw, Poland

Poland, Warsaw

Warsaw is the capital of Poland, located in the east-central part of the country, about 260 km (160 mi) from the Baltic Sea. With an estimated 2017 population of 1,764,615, it is the largest city in the country.

The first traces of settlement in the area of modern Warsaw date back to the 9th/10th century.



The city was first mentioned in written sources in around 1313. In 1323, it was granted city rights. The Cathedral of St. John, dates to 1390, is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the city.

More than 85% of Warsaw's historic centre was destroyed after heavy damage during WWII. In 1980, it was placed on the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites as “an outstanding example of a near-total reconstruction of a span of history covering the 13th to the 20th century”.







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