The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.
a city in southern Poland, in Katowice Województwo. Population, 99,800 (1977). The city is a coal-mining center in the Upper Silesian Coalfield. It also has balneological facilities.
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