Okęcie

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Okęcie within the Włochy district

Okęcie (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɔkɛ̃tɕɛ]) is the largest neighbourhood of the Włochy district of Warsaw, Poland.

It is the location of Warsaw Chopin Airport and the PZL Warszawa-Okęcie aircraft works, and home to the Okęcie Warszawa professional association football club.

In 1939-1951 the village was a seat of Okęcie gmina. Since 1951 it has been a part of Warsaw.

Name[edit]

Okęcie owes its name to its location in the corner of the Rakov estate. In 16th century, the owners of the village started to use a different surname: Okęccy of Radwan coat of arms.

Religious communities[edit]

  • Roman Catholic Church:
    • Parish of St. Francis of Assisi in Okęcie
  • Polish Autocephalous Orthodox Church:
    • Field Cathedral of St. George the Victorious
  • Jehovah's Witnesses:
    • Church and the hall of the kingdom.

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Coordinates: 52°11′N 20°57′E / 52.183°N 20.950°E / 52.183; 20.950