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Wola
Wola
Location of Wola within Warsaw
Location of Wola within Warsaw
Country Poland
VoivodeshipMasovian
County/CityWarsaw
Notable landmarksPow?zki Cemetery
Government
 o MayorMarek Andruk
Area
 o Total19.26 km2 (7.44 sq mi)
Population
(2003)
 o Total143,996
 o Density7,500/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area code(s)+48 22
Websitewola.waw.pl

Wola (Polish pronunciation: ['v?la]) is a district in western Warsaw, Poland, formerly the village of Wielka Wola, incorporated into Warsaw in 1916. An industrial area with traditions reaching back to the early 19th century, it is slowly changing into an office and residential district. Several museums are located in Wola.

History

First mentioned in the 14th century, it became the site of the elections, from 1573 to 1764, of Polish kings by the szlachta (nobility) of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The Wola district later became famous for the Polish Army's defence of Warsaw in 1794 during the Ko?ciuszko Uprising and in 1831 during the November Uprising, when Józef Sowi?ski and Józef Bem defended the city against Tsarist forces.

During the Warsaw Uprising (August-October 1944), fierce battles raged in Wola. Around 8 August, Wola was the scene of the largest single massacre by German forces in Poland of 40,000 to 50,000 civilians. The area was held by Polish fighters belonging to the Armia Krajowa.

Neighbourhoods

Sub-districts of Wola

Wola is divided into the neighbourhoods (osiedle) of Czyste, Ko?o, Mirów, M?ynów, Nowolipki, Odolany, Pow?zki and Ulrychów neighbourhoods, which in many cases correspond to old villages or settlements.

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Coordinates: 52°14?0?N 20°57?26?E / 52.23333°N 20.95722°E / 52.23333; 20.95722


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