List of mayors of Warsaw

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The Mayor of Warsaw, or more literally the President of Warsaw (the customary title in Polish is "Prezydent Miasta Stołecznego Warszawy") is the head of the capital of Poland.

Following the Warsaw Act (Ustawa warszawska) of 27 October 2002, the Mayor of Warsaw carries over most of the executive duties in the city. His or her prerogative is, among others, governing the city-owned property that still constitutes a major part of the city.

Before 1792[edit]


Prussian occupation (1795–1806)[edit]

Duchy of Warsaw (1807–1815)[edit]

Congress Poland (1816–1915)[edit]

Sokrates Starynkiewicz
19th President of Warsaw (1875–1892)

World War I and German occupation (1916/1917)[edit]

Republic of Poland (1918–1939)[edit]

General Government (1939–1944)[edit]

  • Julian Kulski (28 October 1939 – 1 August 1944)
  • Marceli Porowski (5 August 1944 – 2 October 1944)
  • Helmut Otto Nazi Reich commissioned mayor (October 1939)
  • Oskar Rudolf Dengel Nazi Reich commissioned mayor (5 November 1939 – 20 March 1940)
  • Ludwig Leist nazi plenipontentiary of Governor of the Warsaw District, since October 1941, Mayor of Warsaw. It should be clarified that the last three mentioned were appointed by the Nazis during their occupation of Poland.

People's Republic of Poland (1945–1989)[edit]

Between 1950 and 1973 the highest representative of the government in Warsaw was named the "Head of the Presidium of the National Council of the Capital City of Warsaw" (Przewodniczący Prezydium Rady Narodowej miasta stołecznego Warszawy).

Republic of Poland (since 1990)[edit]