Olkusz


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Olkusz

 

city in Poland, in Katowice Województwo. Population, 21,000 (1973). Olkusz has been an important mining center since the 13th century. There are lead and zinc mines within the city limits and in nearby Bukowo. The city has a large metal-working plant.

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