Warsaw (in Polish: Warszawa) is the capital and the largest city in Poland. It is situated in Middle-Eastern Poland, on the banks of the Vistula River. Warsaw has been the capital of Poland since 1596 and has a population of more than 1, 7 million inhabitants (it is the most populated city in Poland). It is also the capital of the largest province, Mazovia.
Warsaw’s name is connected to the wonderful legend of a boy called Wars and a mermaid Sawa.
Warsaw is a fascinating city with a long history. It hosts many monuments, such as the Royal Castle, the Mermaid monument, the Old Town, the Chopin monument, Łazienki Park and Palace, and the Palace of Culture and Science or Belvedere. It also hosts many cultural institutes and institutions which are the most important in Poland.
Nowadays as the capital of Poland, Warsaw is at the heart of the country in every sense of the word. It is a very popular city in Europe. It hosts festivals and concerts by some of the most famous artists worldwide, including a concert by Pink Floyd on 27 January 2011 and a concert by Roxette scheduled for 19 June 2011.
Antoni Słonimski, a Polish poet, wrote that Warsaw is one of the most magical places in Europe.
The city is also worth a visit for all the sites that bear witness to the most important events in the history of Poland (such as the monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Heroes).
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