Chorzów

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Chorzów

(hô`zho͞of), city (1994 est. pop. 131,100), Śląskie prov., S Poland. A rail junction and a center of the Katowice mining and industrial region, it is the site of the Kościuszko Iron and Steel Works. Formerly known as Królewska Huta (Ger. Königshütte), it passed from Germany to Poland in 1921. After 1945, the German-speaking majority was expelled and replaced by Poles. The city has a huge sports stadium.

Chorzów

 

a city in southern Poland, in Katowice Województwo. Population, 156,000 (1975). A railroad junction, the city is one of the industrial centers of the Upper Silesian Coal Field. Chorzów’s machine-building industry produces streetcars, electrical equipment, and equipment for the mining and construction industries. Ferrous metallurgy is represented by the Kościuszko and Batory plants. Chorzów also has chemical, glass, food-processing, knitwear, and printing industries.

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FORMER speedway king Peter Collins, 47, has been finally handed an MBE - 25 years after he won the world title watched by 120,000 fans in Chorzow, Poland.
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But 'PC', as he is known worldwide, really came to the fore in international sport as world speedway champion in 1976 at the age of 22, before the biggest crowd to see a world final - reported to be 120,000 in the massive bowl-like Slaski Stadium in Chorzow, Poland, one of the hotbeds of world speedway.