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Wola
Wola
Image:Warsaw district Wola coa.png
Area 19,26 km²
Population 143 996 (2003)
Population density 7476/km²
Mayor Zdzisław Sipiera
Notable landmarks Powązki Cemetery
Wola Website
For other meanings of the word, see WOLA.

Wola 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's slowly changing into an office and residential district. Several museums are located in Wola. Image File history File links Warszawa_Wola. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... PowÄ…zki Cemetery (Polish Cmentarz PowÄ…zkowski) is the oldest and most famous cemetery in Warsaw, Poland, which is situated in the western part of the city. ... Area 19,26 km² Population 143 996 (2003) Population density 7476/km² Mayor ZdzisÅ‚aw Sipiera Notable landmarks PowÄ…zki Cemetery Wola Website For other meanings of the word, see WOLA. Wola is a district in western Warsaw, Poland, formerly the village of Wielka Wola, incorporated into Warsaw in 1916. ... Motto: Contemnit procellas (It defies the storms) Semper invicta (Always invincible) Coordinates: , Country  Poland Voivodeship Masovia Powiat city county Gmina Warszawa Districts 18 boroughs City Rights turn of the 13th century Government  - Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (PO) Area  - City 516. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...

German forces during their failed assault on Wola, September 9, 1939
German forces during their failed assault on Wola, September 9, 1939

Image File history File links Warsaw_siege4. ... Image File history File links Warsaw_siege4. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

History

First mentioned in the 14th century, it became the site of the free elections, from 1573 to 1764, of Polish kings by the szlachta (nobility) of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... Election of Michal Korybut Wisniowiecki as king of Poland at Wola, outside Warsaw ( 1669). ... Year 1573 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... 1764 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Stanisław Antoni Szczuka, a Polish nobleman Szlachta ( ) was the noble class in Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the two countries that later jointly formed the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...


The Wola district later became famous for the Polish Army's defence of Warsaw in 1794 during the Kościuszko Uprising and in 1831 during the November Uprising, when Józef Sowiński and Józef Bem defended the city against tsarist forces. 1794 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... KoÅ›ciuszko Uprising 1794 The KoÅ›ciuszko Uprising took place in Poland in 1794. ... Leopold I 1831 (MDCCCXXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Coat-of-arms of the November Uprising. ... Józef SowiÅ„ski Józef SowiÅ„ski (1777–1831) was a Polish artillery general and one of the heroes of Polands November 1830 Uprising. ... Józef Bem Józef Zachariasz Bem (1794-1850) was a Polish general and a national hero of Poland and Hungary. ... Росси́йская Импе́рия, (also Imperial Russia) covers the period of Russian history from the expansion of Russia under Peter the Great into the Russian Empire stretching from the Baltic to the Pacific Ocean, to...


During the Warsaw Uprising (August-October 1944), fierce battles raged in Wola. Around August 8, Wola was the scene of the largest single massacre in Poland of 40,000 to 50,000 civilians. Combatants Poland Nazi Germany Commanders Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski #, Antoni ChruÅ›ciel #, Tadeusz PeÅ‚czyÅ„ski Erich von dem Bach, Rainer Stahel, Heinz Reinefarth, Bronislav Kaminski Strength 47,500 troops[1] 25,000 troops (initially)[1] Casualties 15,200[2] killed, 5,000[2] wounded, 15,000[2] taken prisoner... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... is the 220th day of the year (221st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Wola massacre (August 5-8 1944 in Wola, Warsaw) was the scene of the largest single massacre in the history of Poland. ...


Neighbourhoods

Sub-districts of Wola
Sub-districts of Wola

Wola is informally divided into Czyste, Koło, Mirów, Młynów, Nowolipki, Odolany, Powązki and Ulrychów neighbourhoods, which in many cases correspond to old villages or settlements, but nowadays have no official status. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Location of Czyste in Wola This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Location of Mirów in Wola Mirów is one of the neighbourhoods of the Wola district of Warsaw, Poland. ... PowÄ…zki Cemetery PowÄ…zki Cemetery (Polish Cmentarz powÄ…zkowski) is the oldest and most famous cemetery in Warsaw, Poland, which is situated in the western part of the city. ...

Modern buildings in Wola District
Modern buildings in Wola District
Tomb of Julian Tuwim in Powązki cemetery
Tomb of Julian Tuwim in Powązki cemetery

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Wola at AllExperts (385 words)
Wola is a district of western Warsaw, Poland, formerly the village of Wielka Wola, that was incorporated into Warsaw in 1916.
The Wola district later became famous for the Polish Army's defence of Warsaw in 1794 during the Kościuszko Uprising and in 1831 during the November Uprising, when Józef Sowiński and Józef Bem defended the city against tsarist forces.
Around August 8, Wola was the scene of the largest single massacre of (according to different sources) 40,000 to 50,000 of the Polish population.
Washington Office on Latin America (517 words)
WOLA staff interact daily with various congressional offices, the State Department and many non- governmental, international and religious organizations.
WOLA seeks to influence policy in many ways: briefing congressional aides, writing reports and issue briefs, organizing press conferences and seminars, addressing academic audiences and writing op-ed pieces for periodicals.
WOLA’s internship program works to give interns a wide range of exposure to the foreign policy making process and aims to familiarize its interns with current events in Latin America through regular meetings with our policy-making associates, attending NGO coalition meetings, brown bag lunches and congressional hearings throughout the semester.
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