Warsaw

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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. People from Warsaw are called "Varsovians".

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Geography[change | change source]

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 is home to four universities and 62 colleges, and many theatres and art galleries.

History[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

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.

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