Warsaw (Warszawa) - the capital and largest city of Poland (the 9th most populous capital city in the EU with 2.7 million residents of the greater metropolitan area), is located in east-central Poland on the Vistula river. Warsaw is ranked as the 32nd most liveable city in the world and considered Alpha - a global city, a significant economic, political, cultural hub and a major international tourist destination.
Warsaw is a significant centre of science, R&D, BPO, ITO. The Warsaw Stock Exchange is the largest and most important in Central Europe. Warsaw has a prominent skyline with many skyscrapers in the city centre found only in a few cities in the EU, such as in- Frankfurt, London or Paris. Warsaw, the richest Polish city is home to many international and domestic companies.
Warsaw is home to five major universities and over 60 smaller schools of higher education, with almost 250.000 university students. The main universities in Warsaw are: the University of Warsaw (19 faculties, 55.000 students), Warsaw University of Technology (18 faculties, 31.000 students, 2000 professors), the Medical University of Warsaw (4 faculties, 10.000 students), the Warsaw School of Economics (18.000 students) and the Warsaw University of Life Science (13 faculties, 30.000 students).
Warsaw has many tourists attractions, such as Warsaw’s Old Town quarter, the Royal Castle, Market Square, the Barbican, Royal Route with many classicist palaces, Wilanów Palace, the Saxon Garden, or Łazienki Park.
The most famous people tied to Warsaw were: Maria Skłodowska-Curie- the first female recipient of the Nobel Prize for her research on radioactivity, the musicians Frederic Chopin and Władysław Szpilman, the Nobel prize winning writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Casimir Pulaski, a Polish general and hero of the American Revolutionary War.