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Dzierżoniów (jēĕrzhôˈnyo͞of), Ger. Reichenbach, town, Dolnośląskie prov., SW Poland. It is a manufacturing center known for its textiles (especially woolens) and for its machine-building and electrical equipment industries. The town was the site of the signing of two treaties. By the first (1790), Austria promised Prussia to renounce acquisition of Turkish territory. By the second (1813), Austria conditionally consented to join the coalition against Napoleon I.
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a city in southwestern Poland, in the Sudetes, in Wroclaw Wojewodztwo. Population, 33,000 (1970). Together with the city of Bielawa, it forms a conurbation with a highly developed textile industry. Other industries include the manufacture of radio receivers and textile machinery. Dzierzoniow was founded in the 13th century.

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Such production technology is parallel to technologies used in the pottery production in the nearby Swidnica and Dzierzoniow, where such pottery is dated to the final part of the 14th and the first half of the 15th century (Boguszewicz & Daszkiewicz 1999, 517; Karst & Lasota 2000, 262 f.; Boguszewicz 2004, 134 f., fig.
Two locations in Germany, Lindau and Mannheim--both steeped in tradition, and one in Poland where the highly productive Dzierzoniow factory is gaining in significance.
A NUN ploughed a tractor she was driving into a car in the Polish town of Dzierzoniow. The 45-year-old sister was in no fit state to blow into a breathalyser, but was later found to be a spectacular 17 times over Poland's drink-drive limit.
Its central part is occupied by the Dzierzoniow Depression, whereas the eastern part is represented by the meridional Sleza Graben.
In front of this fragment of the mountain front, the Dzierzoniow Trough, 40-80 m deep, occurs, whereas close to the Lutomka valley the volcano-tectonic Roztoki-Mokrzeszow Graben begins, wherein Neogene strata have not been drilled through a depth of 660 m (Grocholski, 1977; Dyjor and Kuszell, 1977).
Three points near Dzierzoniow created a profile situated crosswise in relation to the edge of the main Sudety Fault.
Numerous cities, such as: Zlotoryja, Jawor, Strzegom, Dobromierz, Swiebodzice, Swidnica, Dzierzoniow, Bielawa (Fig.