Warsaw Skyline

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It seems that I’m not done with Poland today. Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River roughly 260 kilometers from the Baltic Sea. The first fortified settlements on the site of today’s Warsaw were Bródno (in the 9th / 10th century) and Jazdów (in the 12th / 13th century). Warsaw gained city status in the 13th century. In 1573 the city gave its name to the Warsaw Confederation, formally establishing religious freedom in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. On 9 November 1940 the City of Warsaw was awarded the highest military decoration for courage in the face of the enemy – Order Virtuti Militari – for the heroic defence in 1939. The city resisted an invasion by Nazi Germany during the 2nd World War. The city has recovered and blossomed since then despite being under communist rule after the war. In June 2009 the city population was estimated at 1,7 million and the Warsaw metropolitan area’s population was estimated at 2.78 million. This photo of the Warsaw skyline was selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 27th of October 2010.

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