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 (byĕl′skô-byä′lä, -byä′wä)
A city of southern Poland south of Katowice. Founded in the 13th century, it passed to Austria in 1772 and was returned to Poland in 1919.
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(Polish ˈbjɛlskɔˈbjawa)
(Placename) a town in S Poland: created in 1951 by the union of Bielsko and Biala Krakowska; a leading textile centre since the 16th century. Pop: 356 000 (2005 est)
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(ˈbyɛl skɔˈbyɑ lɑ, -ˈbyɑ wɑ)

a city in S Poland. 180,000.
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A second Polish crib has been presented to the people of Kirklees from its twin town, Bielsko-Biala.
Stately Bielsko-Biala in Poland is known as Little Vienna