Nowa Huta District (Poland)

Nowa Huta District (Poland)

Nowa Huta is the easternmost district of Kraków, Poland, With more than 200,000 inhabitants, it is one of the most populous areas of the city. The neighboring districts until 1990 were considered expansions of the original Nowa Huta township and were linked by the same tramway system. They are now separate districts of Kraków.

Nowa Huta is one of only two planned socialist realist settlements or districts ever built and “one of the most renowned examples of deliberate social engineering” on the globe. Built as a utopian ideal city, its street hierarchy, layout and certain grandeur of buildings often resemble Paris or London. The high abundance of parks and green areas in Nowa Huta make it the greenest part of Kraków.