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Greiz(grīts), city (1994 pop. 30,470), Thuringia, central E Germany, on the White Elster River. Manufactures include textiles, paper and paper products, and machinery. From 1306 to 1918, Greiz was the capital of the principality of Reuss (Older Line).
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a city in the German Democratic Republic, in the district of Gera, on the Weisse Elster River. Population 39,300 (1969). A transportation junction, Greiz is the center of a textile industry. It also has machine-building and chemical enterprises.
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