Mokotów 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
), while the majority is full of parks and
Although the area has been populated at least since the early
, it was not until early 1916
when Mokotów was incorporated into Warsaw. The name of the area
comes probably from the name of an earlier village Mon
), which is an echo of the village name Mokotowo (known
from 14th century). Most of the area was urbanized in late 1920s
and 1930s. The area survived World War
and the events of the Warsaw
quite well and is one of the few well-preserved areas
of Warsaw nowadays. Mokotów Prison is located within the borough.
Subdivision of Mokotow
The following lower-level administrative units (osiedle
s) are established within Mokotow (they
do not cover the whole district).
While the following subdivisions have no formal, administrative
status, they are recognized in the everyday life.