Warsaw, Poland Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. The metropolis stands on the Vistula River in east-central Poland and its population is officially estimated at 1.765 million residents within a greater metropolitan area of 3.101 million residents, which makes Warsaw the 8th most-populous capital city in the European Union. Warsaw is an alpha global city, a major international tourist destination, and a significant cultural, political and economic hub. Moreover, its historical Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Warsaw is one of Europe's most dynamic metropolitan cities. In 2012 the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked Warsaw as the 32nd most liveable city in the world. Warsaw hosts some very good tech companies, the Witcher series maker CD Projekt Red is located in the city as is CI Games.