Warsaw (Warszawa) – the capital of Poland since 1596. The population of 1.7 million inhabitants, with suburbs of 2.88 million.
The first settlements on the territory of modern Warsaw date back to the 10th century. At the beginning of the XV-XVI centuries, Warsaw was the capital of the Principality of Mazovia, in 1596 – 1795 – throughout Poland, in the years 1807-13 – the Duchy of Warsaw (actually under the French protectorate), from 1815 – the kingdom of Poland (as part of the Russian Empire). Continue reading