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Sosnowiec(sôsnô`vyĕts), Ger. Sosnowitz, city (1993 est. pop. 258,500), Śląskie prov., S Poland. A center of the Katowice mining and industrial region, it has coal mines, ironworks, and steelworks and various other heavy industrial plants. Sosnowiec passed to Prussia in 1795, to Russia in 1815, and reverted to Poland in 1919. The city has a 17th-century castle.
a city in Poland, in Katowice Województwo. Population, 149,700 (1974). Sosnowiec is a center of the coal and metallurgical industries in the Dabrowa Coal Basin, part of the Upper Silesian Coal Basin. It has coal mines and metallurgical plants. Other industries are machine building, the wool industry, and the garment industry. Sosnowiec has a mining museum.