Bielany

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Bielany
Warsaw District
Las Bielański - Nature reserve
Las Bielański - Nature reserve
Coat of arms of Bielany
Coat of arms
Location of Bielany within Warsaw
Location of Bielany within Warsaw
Coordinates: 52°17′20″N 20°56′02″E / 52.28889°N 20.93389°E / 52.28889; 20.93389Coordinates: 52°17′20″N 20°56′02″E / 52.28889°N 20.93389°E / 52.28889; 20.93389
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Masovian
County/City Warsaw
Government
 • Mayor Zbigniew Dubiel
Area
 • Total 32.3 km2 (12.5 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Total 134,854
 • Density 4,200/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Area code(s) +48 22
Website bielany.waw.pl

Bielany is a district in Warsaw located in the north-western part of the city.

Initially a part of Żoliborz, Bielany has been an independent district since 1994. Bielany borders Żoliborz to the south-east, and Bemowo to the south-west. Its north-eastern border is the Vistula River, and the northern-western border is also the limits of the city of Warsaw.

The name 'Bielany', which in Polish is plural, derives from the white habits of the Camaldolese monks who have an ancient priory there. It is also known for the Józef Piłsudski University of Physical Education in Warsaw, which was established 1929 when it was known as the Central Institute for Physical Education (C.I.W.F.), as well as the newly built Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University.

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