Ursynów is a primarily residential district
Location of Ursynów within Warsaw
|Notable landmarks||J. Ursyn Niemcewicz park, 19th century Służew fort, PAN botanical garden, Służewiec horseracing track, Natolin palace, Kabaty Forest|
|• Mayor||Robert Kempa|
|• Total||43.73 km2 (16.88 sq mi)|
|• Density||3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|Area code(s)||+48 22|
Ursynów (pronounced [urˈsɨnuf] (listen)) is the southernmost district of Warsaw. With a surface area of 43.7 km2 (16.9 sq mi), it is the third largest district in Warsaw, comprising 8.6 percent of the city. The district has a population of over 150,000, and is one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in Warsaw. Nearly 25 percent of its inhabitants are below 18 years of age.
The eastern section of Ursynów is heavily built up with blocks of flats, while its western and southern sections are often referred to as Green Ursynów due to its lower population density and broad open spaces and green areas. The neighborhood is considered the bedroom of Warsaw, and is home to nearly a quarter of the city's post-1989 construction.
Ursynów's southern extremity comprises Kabaty Forest, covering more than 9.2 km2 (3.6 sq mi). Other popular attractions include the Vistula river escarpment, Natolin palace and Służewiec horseracing track (built in 1939), used not only for its original purpose, but for open-air exhibitions, pop concerts, etc.
Neighborhoods within the district
- Jeziorki Północne
- Jeziorki Południowe
- Skarpa Powsińska
- Stary Służew
- Stary Imielin
- Ursynów Centrum
- Ursynów Północny
In Roman Kozłowski Park, at Nutki Street, there is the Ursynowski Boulder, the largest (9.6 m circumference) erratic boulder in Warsaw.
- Stanisław Faliński 1994–2002
- Tomasz Sieradz 2002–2003
- Andrzej Machowski 2003–2006
- Tomasz Mencina 2006–2009
- Urszula Kierzkowska 2009–2010
- Piotr Guział 2010–2014
- Robert Kempa (2014–)
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