Background

 

History of Warsaw


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Warsaw history starts in the end of 13th century when Mazovian Dukes established a new town on high embankment of the Vistula River – Warsaw Scarp. This settlement was exactly where today Royal Castle is located.

Geography of Warsaw


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Warsaw lies on the Great European Plain stretching from Ural Mountains in Russia to Atlantic Ocean coast in France. Polish part of this unit is called Mazovia-Podlasie Lowland. The most precise geographical name for this location would be Warsaw Valley on the banks of Vistula river. Vistula is the longest river in...
 
 
 

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