Mokotów

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Mokotów
Warsaw District
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Coat of arms of Mokotów
Coat of arms
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Location of Mokotów within Warsaw
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Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County/City Warsaw
Notable landmarks National Library of Poland, Polish Radio and Television, Pole Mokotowskie, School of Economics, Warsaw University of Life Science, Mokotów Prison
Government
 • Mayor Bohdan Olesiński [1]
Area
 • Total 35.42 km2 (13.68 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 212,670
 • Density 6,000/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +48 22
Website mokotow.waw.pl

Mokotów (Polish pronunciation: [mɔˈkɔtuf]) is a dzielnica (borough, district) of Warsaw, the capital of Poland. Mokotów is densely populated. It is a seat to many foreign embassies and companies. Only a small part of the district is lightly industrialized (Służewiec Przemysłowy), while the majority is full of parks and green areas.

Although the area has been populated at least since the early Middle Ages, it was not until early 1916 when Mokotów was incorporated into Warsaw. The name of the area, first appearing as the village of Mokotowo in documents from the year 1367, has unclear origins. It is hypothesised to have come from the name of a Prussian owner of the village, who called himself Mokoto or Mokot, however no exact reference to such an individual can be found in the historical records. Most of the area was urbanized in the late 1920s and 1930s. The area survived World War II and the events of the Warsaw Uprising quite well and is one of the few well-preserved areas of Warsaw nowadays. Mokotów Prison is located within the borough.

Subdivision of Mokotów

Administrative units

The following lower-level administrative units (osiedle) are established within Mokotow (they do not cover the whole district).

Subdivisions

City Information System

Administratively defined in 1996, this district is divided into following areas:[2]

Historical

While the following subdivisions have no formal, administrative status, they are recognized in the everyday life.

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