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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 (31.03.2014)). People from Warsaw are called "Varsovians".
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).
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.
There are lot of attractions in the capital of Poland. The most famous monument of Warsaw is Palace of Culture and Science. You can also go to a palace in Wilanow. The king of Poland Jan 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 Warsaw
- Official web page of Warsaw
- Official tourist web page of Warsaw
- Interactive city map
- Modern architecture in Warsaw
- Historic images of Warsaw