Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland

Economy | Warsaw Stock Exchange | Economy : Industry | Media and film

🇵🇱 Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. Warsaw is a major international tourist destination, and a significant cultural, political and economic hub. The metropolis stands on the River Vistula in east-central Poland within a greater metropolitan area, which makes Warsaw the 7th most-populous capital city in the European Union. The city comprises 18 boroughs. Warsaw is a major cultural, political and economic hub, and the country's seat of government. Its historical Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Economy Warsaw is the leading economic and financial hub of Central Europe, the Visegrád Group and the Three Seas Initiative. In 2019, the city's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was estimated at €94 billion ($105 billion), which places Warsaw among the wealthiest regions in the European Union; it generates approximately 1/6 of the total GDP of Poland and the country's national income.

Warsaw's city centre (Śródmieście) and commercial Wola district are home not only to many national institutions and government agencies, but also to many domestic and international companies. Warsaw's ever-growing business community has been noticed globally, regionally, and nationally; in 2019 Warsaw was one of the top destinations for foreign investors in Europe. In October 2019, Warsaw's unemployment rate was 1.3%, the lowest in the country.

Shopping and consumerism is an important component of Warsaw's economy – the high street of retail is New World (Nowy Świat) and the Royal Route. However, most retailers choose to operate in central shopping centres and malls such as Złote Tarasy-Golden Terraces, Galeria Mokotów and Westfield Arkadia – one of the biggest shopping complexes in Europe. Luxury or upmarket goods as well as designer labels can be found in the Vitkac Department Store and around Frascati.

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Warsaw Stock Exchange Warsaw's stock exchange was re-established in April 1991 with the reintroduction of a free-market economy. Today, the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) is, according to many indicators, the largest market in the region, with 433 companies listed and total capitalisation of 1 trillion PLN as of November 2020.

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Economy: Industry The most prominent industries and industrial sectors include high-tech, electrotechnical, chemical, cosmetic, construction, food processing, printing, metallurgy, machinery and clothing. The majority of production plants and facilities are concentrated within the WOP Warsaw Industrial Precinct (Warszawski Okręg Przemysłowy) which is situated around the city's peripheral localities such as Praga, Pruszków, Sochaczew, Piaseczno, Marki and Żyrardów. Warsaw has developed a particularly strong retail market/sector, representing around 13% of the total retail stock in the country.

Following World War II, the authorities decided that the city will be transformed into a major industrial (heavy industry) and manufacturing centre. As a result, numerous large factories and production facilities were built in and around the city. Among the largest were Huta Warszawa steel works (now Arcelor), the FSO Car Factory and Ursus SA. The FSO, established in 1951, was once Warsaw's most successful corporation. Notable vehicles assembled there over the decades include the Warszawa, Syrena, Fiat 125p and the Polonez. In 1995, the factory was purchased by the South Korean car manufacturer Daewoo, which assembled the Tico, Espero, Nubia, Tacuma, Leganza, Lanos and Matiz there for the European market. The company is now defunct. The Ursus factory opened in 1893 and is still in operation. Throughout its history various machinery was assembled there – motorcycles, military vehicles, trucks and buses. Since World War II it has produced only tractors.

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Media and film Warsaw is the media centre of Poland, and the location of the main headquarters of TVP and other numerous local and national TV and radio stations, such as Polskie Radio (Polish Radio), TVN, Polsat, TV4, TV Puls, Canal+ Poland, Cyfra+ and MTV Poland.

Since 1661 the first Polish newspaper, the Polish Ordinary Mercury, was printed in Warsaw. The city is also the printing capital of Poland with a wide variety of domestic and foreign periodicals expressing diverse views, and domestic newspapers are extremely competitive. Rzeczpospolita, Gazeta Wyborcza and Dziennik Polska-Europa-Świat, Poland's large nationwide daily newspapers, have their headquarters in Warsaw.

Warsaw also has a sizeable movie and television industry. The city houses several movie companies and studios. Among the movie companies are TOR, Czołówka, Zebra and Kadr which is behind several international movie productions. Since World War II, Warsaw has been the most important centre of film production in Poland. It has also been featured in numerous movies, both Polish and foreign, for example: Kanał and Korczak by Andrzej Wajda and The Decalogue by Krzysztof Kieślowski, also including Oscar winner The Pianist by Roman Polański. It is also home to the National Film Archive, which, since 1955, has been collecting and preserving Polish film culture.

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Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland 
<b>Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland</b>
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Warsaw is rated Alpha − by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Alpha level cities are linked to major economic states and regions and into the world economy.

Warsaw is the #56 city in the world according to the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which evaluates and ranks the competitiveness of the major financial centres of the world according to a wide range of criteria – Human Capital, Business, Finance, Infrastructure and Reputation.

Warsaw is ranked #193 and rated C+ by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. C+ cities are strong international gateway cities. Warsaw was ranked #32 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Warsaw has a population of over 1,856,789 people. Warsaw also forms the centre of the wider Warsaw metropolitan area which has a population of over 3,053,104 people. Warsaw is ranked #78 for startups with a score of 6.345. It is estimated there are around 423,000 businesses in Warsaw.

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  • Bronek Katz |

    🇦🇹 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Architect/Exhibition Designer Bronek Katz is associated with Warsaw.

  • Berthold Lubetkin |

    🇬🇪 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Architect Berthold Lubetkin is associated with Warsaw. He was awarded the RIBA Royal Gold Medal in 1982.

Antipodal to Warsaw is: -158.983,-52.233

Locations Near: Warsaw 21.0167,52.2333

🇵🇱 Śródmieście 21.017,52.233 d: 0  

🇵🇱 Mokotów 21.017,52.2 d: 3.7  

🇵🇱 Żoliborz 20.983,52.267 d: 4.4  

🇵🇱 Białołęka 20.967,52.317 d: 9.9  

🇵🇱 Bemowo 20.9,52.233 d: 7.9  

🇵🇱 Piaseczno 21.017,52.067 d: 18.5  

🇵🇱 Legionowo 20.923,52.404 d: 20  

🇵🇱 Ożarów Mazowiecki 20.8,52.217 d: 14.9  

🇵🇱 Warsaw West 20.8,52.217 d: 14.9  

🇵🇱 Pruszków 20.8,52.167 d: 16.5  

Antipodal to: Warsaw -158.983,-52.233

🇹🇴 Nuku'alofa -175.216,-21.136 d: 16285.8  

🇵🇫 Papeete -149.566,-17.537 d: 16069.8  

🇦🇸 Pago Pago -170.701,-14.279 d: 15668.3  

🇼🇸 Apia -171.76,-13.833 d: 15596.3  

🇺🇸 Hilo -155.089,19.725 d: 12004.7  

🇺🇸 Maui -156.446,20.72 d: 11899.3  

🇺🇸 Maui County -156.617,20.868 d: 11883.4  

🇺🇸 Kahului -156.466,20.891 d: 11880.3  

🇺🇸 Wailuku -156.505,20.894 d: 11880.2  

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