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Mokotów (Polish pronunciation: [mɔˈkɔtuf], in Old Romanian Măcătău, in Russian Мокоты(Mokotov) ) 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 (most known is [2]near Pole Mokotowskie Metro Station).

Wedel House on Puławska Street
Coat of arms of Mokotów
Coat of arms
Location of Mokotów within Warsaw
Location of Mokotów within Warsaw
Coordinates: 52°12′0″N 21°1′1″E / 52.20000°N 21.01694°E / 52.20000; 21.01694Coordinates: 52°12′0″N 21°1′1″E / 52.20000°N 21.01694°E / 52.20000; 21.01694
Country Poland
Notable landmarksNational Library of Poland, Polish Radio and Television, Pole Mokotowskie, School of Economics, Warsaw University of Life Science, Mokotów Prison
 • MayorRafał Miastowski [1]
 • Total35.42 km2 (13.68 sq mi)
 • Total212,670
 • Density6,000/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+48 22

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 MokotówEdit

Administrative unitsEdit

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


City Information SystemEdit

Administratively defined in 1996, this district is divided into following areas:[3]


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


External linksEdit

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  2. ^ Pole Mokotowskie
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-05-09. Retrieved 2013-09-14. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)