Jelenia Góra

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Jelenia Góra

(yĕlĕ`nyä go͞o`rä), Ger. Hirschberg, city (1992 est. pop. 93,500), Dolnośląskie prov., SW Poland. It is an industrial and commercial center known for its woolen textiles. Chartered in 1312, the city passed to Bohemia in 1368. A prosperous weaving center in the 15th and 16th cent., the city was destroyed by the Thirty Years War (1618–48) and, in 1640, by the plague. It was rebuilt and suffered again under Prussian rule in the 18th cent.
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Jelenia Góra

 

a city in Poland in Wroclaw Województwo. Population, 55,700 (1970). It is a railway junction. The city has a synthetic-fiber combine and pharmaceutical, textile (wool, silk, and linen), clothing, and cardboard industries; optical glass and instruments are also produced. As a result of urban expansion Jelenia Góra has merged with the balneological health resort of Cieplice Šląskie-Zdrój. The city has architectural monuments dating from the 14th century to the 18th.

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