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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.
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(Polish ˈzabʒɛ)
(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
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(ˈzɑb ʒeɪ)

a city in SW Poland. 203,000.
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Noun1.Zabrze - an industrial city in southern Poland
Poland, Polska, Republic of Poland - a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
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Warsaw/London: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Polish City of Zabrze's Long-Term Foreign- and Local-Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'BB+' and National Long-Term rating at 'BBB+(pol)'.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-February 15, 2011--Fitch cuts Poland's Zabrze outlook(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 15, 2011--Fitch cuts Poland's Zabrze outlook(C)2011 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
Finnish power and heat utility Fortum (HEL:FUM1V) said on Wednesday it has agreed to buy 85% in Polish sector players Elektrocieplownia Zabrze and Zespol Elektrocieplowni Bytom from the Polish government for some EUR20.6m (USD27.6m).
In 2017, Zabrze reported a weak operating performance, with operating margin at 3.3% and the operating balance covering 50% of debt service.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-17 February 2010-Fitch affirms Polish city of Zabrze at BBB-/A-(pol) on low debt growth expectations(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS
Czech power utility CEZ (PRG:BAACEZ) has intentions to make a takeover bid for Poland's heating and power plants in Zabrze and Bytom, head of CEZ's Polish unit, Lumir Jendryscik told Reuters on Monday.