Here are 10 interesting facts about Warsaw
1. Warsaw became the capital of Poland in 1918, although common knowledge has incorrectly believe it had been the capital since 1596, when the then King Zygnunt III Waza relocated there from Krakow.
2. Warsaw is the only city in the EU with a nature reserve – Jeziorko Czernikowskie, located in the centre of the city.
3. Warsaw is also known as the capital of sweets because the country’s most recognisable sweets company, E. Wedel started there.
4. Warsaw is also known as the phoenix city. This is because the city was almost completely destroyed during WWII and with the help of the nation, was rebuilt from scratch.
5. Warsaw is shrewd in Bureaucracy, as a county it has 18 boroughs and each bough has their own governing body
6. The Warsaw coat of arms and the city symbol displays Syrenka the mermaid. Her story dates back to the 1300s and is a medieval tale of hospitality.
7. Warsaw can be proud to boast opening the world’s very first official library in 1747
8. People from Warsaw are called Varsovians.
9. Warsaw is the ninth most populated city in the European Union with 1.7 million people.
10. Warsaw has a place call Plac Zbawiciela, which is an unofficial hipster hangout because of the many “cool and hip” coffee shop, bars and restaurants.