Wawer

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Wawer
Warsaw District
Coat of arms of Wawer
Coat of arms
Location of Wawer within Warsaw
Location of Wawer within Warsaw
Coordinates: 52°12′50″N 21°9′29″E / 52.21389°N 21.15806°E / 52.21389; 21.15806Coordinates: 52°12′50″N 21°9′29″E / 52.21389°N 21.15806°E / 52.21389; 21.15806
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County/City Warsaw
Government
 • Mayor Jacek Duchnowski
Area
 • Total 79.71 km2 (30.78 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 62,656
 • Density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +48 22
Website wawer.warszawa.pl

Wawer [ˈvavɛr] is one of the districts of Warsaw, located in the south-eastern part of the city. The Vistula river runs along its western border. Wawer became a district of Warsaw on October 27, 2002 (previously it was a part of Praga Południe district, and a municipality earlier).

Wawer borders Praga Południe and Rembertów from the north, Wesoła from the east and Wilanów with Mokotów from the west (across the Vistula).

Boroughs[edit]

  • Aleksandrów
  • Anin
  • Falenica
  • Las
  • Marysin Wawerski
  • Miedzeszyn
  • Międzylesie
  • Nadwiśle
  • Radość
  • Sadul
  • Wawer
  • Zerzeń.

History[edit]

In 1939, the Wawer massacre occurred here.

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