Śródmieście, Warsaw

Warsaw District

View of Śródmieście from the Siekierkowski Bridge

Location of Śródmieście within Warsaw
Coordinates: 52°14′N 21°01′E / 52.233°N 21.017°E / 52.233; 21.017Coordinates: 52°14′N 21°01′E / 52.233°N 21.017°E / 52.233; 21.017
Country Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County/City Warsaw
Notable landmarks See tourist attractions in Warsaw
  Mayor Wojciech Bartelski
  Total 15.57 km2 (6.01 sq mi)
Population (2011)
  Total 122,645
  Density 7,900/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 00-xxx
Area code(s) +48 22
Website srodmiescie.warszawa.pl

Śródmieście ([ɕrudˈmʲeɕt͡ɕe] meaning "city centre", "downtown") is the central borough (dzielnica) of the city of Warsaw. The best known neighborhoods in the borough are the Old Town (Stare Miasto) and New Town (Nowe Miasto).

The area is home to the most important national and municipal institutions, many businesses, higher education establishments (e.g. University of Warsaw, Warsaw University of Technology and Medical Academy) and theatres. It is also home to most of the tourist attractions in Warsaw, including the tallest building in Warsaw (231 m),[1] the narrowest street (5.3 m), the oldest university (est. 1809), the oldest public park (opened 1727),[2] the oldest secular monument (1644) and the oldest historical building (13th century).

The name is also colloquially used for Warszawa Śródmieście railway station.

Neighbourhoods within the district



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