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Districts of Warsaw

published: 20 jan 2010 - 11:20, Grzegorz Wolff

Warsaw is made up of 18 districts which play a major role in defining the city's character: Bemowo, Białołęka, Bielany, Mokotów, Ochota, Praga Południe, Praga Północ, Rembertów, Śródmieście, Targówek, Ursus, Ursynów, Wawer, Wesoła, Wilanów, Włochy, Wola, Żoliborz.

Bemowo  is a district located on 2,500 ha on the western border region of Warsaw. Over 110,000 people live here, of whom 60% are under 30. website

Białołęka was originally a small village. In 1524, it was granted its location on the basis of the Chełmińskie laws. Landowners in the area changed frequently until the 18th century. In 1951, Białołęka became a part of Warsaw's administrative territory. website

Bielany  covering more than 32 km2, is the most beautiful district of Warsaw, rich in green areas (28% is green areas). It is situated in the north-west part of Warsaw, on the left banks of Vistula terraces. This district is populated by about 130,000 people. website

Mokotów is one of the best-known and prestigious districts of Warsaw. Highly popular, mainly because of its history reaching back as far as the 14th century, numerous historic buildings, a great many green areas with fabulous ponds and lakes, such as the Czerniakowskie Lake, and attractive recreational sports facilities. website

Ochota is one of the oldest and most beautiful districts in Warsaw. It covers an area of 972 ha and has over 80,000 inhabitants. website

Praga Północ today is one of the most authentic districts of Warsaw. However, not everyone knows how much has changed and continues to change there! Praga is blooming and transforming into an informal centre of independent art, absorbed into an artistic atmosphere – it is becoming the most fashionable part of the capital city. website

Praga Południe is one of the oldest districts on Warsaw’s right bank. The first settlements and villages - Kamion, Grochów, and Gocław - started to develop between the 11th and 14th centuries. Important events in Polish history took place here, such as the battles with the Swedes in 1656, the elections of Polish kings on the fields of Kamion and Grochów, and the Battle of Olszynka Grochowska in 1831. website

Rembertów is one of the greenest and safest districts in the city. It is a unique part of Warsaw given its history, natural heritage and, most of all, its people – exceptionally friendly, kind and hospitable. website

Śródmieście is the city center, it is a district with many faces. website