Location of Mokotów within Warsaw
|• Mayor||Bohdan Olesiński |
|• Total||35.42 km2 (13.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||6,000/km2 (16,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Area code(s)||+48 22|
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
The following lower-level administrative units (osiedle) are established within Mokotow (they do not cover the whole district).
City Information System
Administratively defined in 1996, this district is divided into following areas:
- Stary Mokotów
While the following subdivisions have no formal, administrative status, they are recognized in the everyday life.
- Górny Mokotów (Upper Mokotow)
- Dolny Mokotów (Lower Mokotow)
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