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Warsaw – Things To Know

Warsaw – Things To Know
March 9, 2017 Warsaw Paths

[img]Warsaw_skyline.jpg[/img][b]While doing our best to guide our guests and customers through the most beautiful and compelling parts of our beloved city of Warsaw, we are being asked many times about some truly basic data. So far we failed to get low-down on this level of feedback as a pre-requisite to you. So here we go with most frequently requested information.[/b] We do believe with those bulletpoints we will be able to at least partially cover your needs for fundamental Warsaw heads-ups…”;s:1:”f”;s:2891:”[img]Warsaw_skyline.jpg[/img]While doing our best to guide our guests and customers through the most beautiful and compelling parts of our beloved city of Warsaw, we are being asked many times about some truly basic data. So far we failed to get low-down on this level of feedback as a pre-requisite to you. So here we go with most frequently requested information. We do believe with those bulletpoints we will be able to at least partially cover your needs for fundamental Warsaw heads-ups.

1. In 2007, Warsaw was ranked as being the 67th world’s most expensive city to live in and was ranked as a minor world city.

2. Warsaw is also known as the “phoenix city”, as it was completely destroyed during World War II, and rebuilt with the heroic effort of Polish citizens.

3. Greenspace covers a quarter of the surface area of Warsaw, including a broad range of greenstructures, from small neighborhood parks, green spaces along streets and in courtyards, trees and avenues to large historic parks and gardens, nature conservation areas and the urban forests at the fringe of the city.

4. There are as many as 82 parks and gardens in the city which cover 8 % of its area. The oldest ones, once parts of representative palaces, are Saxon Garden, the Krasinski Palace Garden, the Royal Baths Park, the Wilanów Palace Park and the Królikarnia Palace Park.

5. Warsaw’s climate is classed as being Continental Humid with the average temperature in January being −2 °C (28 °F) and 18 °C (64 °F) in July. Temperatures may often reach 30 °C (86 °F) in the summer months. Yearly rainfall averages 680 millimeters (26.8 in). July tends to be the wettest month of the year.

6. Warsaw is a county (powiat), which is divided into 18 boroughs with each borough having its own administrative body. Warsaw has two historic districts, Old Town (Stare Miasto)  and New Town (Nowe Miasto).

7. Warsaw is one of the tallest cities in Europe with 11 of the tallest skyscrapers in Poland being located in Warsaw. The tallest structure, Palace of Culture and Science is the 7th tallest building in the EU.

8. The official name of the city is The Capital City of Warsaw and it has also been known historically as Varsovia (Latin). A resident of Warsaw is known as being Varsovian.

9. Warsaw is the political centre of Poland and as you would expect, all state agencies including the Polish Parliament, the Presidential Office and Supreme Court are located in the city.

10. The symbol of Warsaw is the mermaid, which can be found on the coat of arms of Warsaw and on various statues throughout the city.

11. The two most famous Varsovians are Marie Sklodowska-Curie and Fryderyk Chopin.

12. Warsaw holds the distiction of opening the world’s first public library in 1747.

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