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A city of south-central Poland west of Katowice. Founded in the 1200s, it passed to Prussia in 1742 and was ceded to Poland in 1945.
(Placename) a city in SW Poland: a Prussian and German town from 1742 until 1945, when it passed to Poland; industrial centre in a coal-mining region. Pop: 189 656 (2007 est). German name: Hindenburg
a city in SW Poland. 203,000.