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Facts and figures about Warsaw

Warsaw is the capital and the largest city of Poland. It is a cultural, political, economic and educational centre of the European scale. Parliament, the President of Poland, the Council of Ministers and other central authorities are located in Warsaw.

Facts and figures about Warsaw

area 517 km2
population 1 714 446 persons
population density  3315 persons per km2
number of employed people - 806 885 persons
average salary 4 603,26 pln

Time zone
Warsaw lies within the central European time zone (GMT +1) with summer time from march to the end of october.

Warsaw’s climate is humid continental (Koppen Dfb) with relatively cold winters and mild summers. The average temperature is −5 °C (27 °F) in February and 18 °C (66.7 °F) in June. Temperatures may often reach 30 °C (86 °F) in the summer and – 20 in winter.

For more details on the up-to-date weatherforecast, please check the following websites

The currency in Poland is the Polish złoty (PLN); 1 PLN = 100 groszy.
It should be exchanged in banks or Exchange offices, which do not collect commissions.

The Polish power supply has a voltage of 230V with a frequency of 50 Hz. Standard two-pole Europlugs are used.

Emergency calls
Emergency 112
Police 997
Ambulance 999
Fire Brygade 998
City Guard 986

All countries with whom Poland holds diplomat­ic relations have embassies in Warsaw. Up-to-date list of embassies:

Shopping centres, supermarkets, stores and government offices are closed on holidays. The most important national holidays and ma­jor Catholic holidays:

  • January 1 - New Year
  • Easter Sunday and Easter Monday
  • May 1 - International Worker’s Day (May Day)
  • May 3 - Feast of the Constitution on May 3
  • March-April oraz moveable feast (not tied to a specific date)
  • May/June - Corpus Christi - moveable feast, always celebrated on a Thursday
  • August 15 - Assumption of Mary
  • November 1 - All Saints’ Day
  • November 11 - Polish Independence Day
  • December 25 and 26 - Christmas

Smoking restrictions
Smoking is prohibited in public areas, public transport stops, stations and government offices.Since  November 15 th, 2010 smoking is no longer allowed in restaurants, bars and clubs. Failure to comply may result in a fine.



(c) Warsaw Convention Bureau