Piekary Slaskie

Piekary Śląskie

(pyĕkä`rĭ shlôN`skyĕ), town (1992 est. pop. 68,400), Śląskie prov., S Poland, in the Katowice mining and industrial region. Its manufactures include mining equipment and metals.
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Piekary Śląskie

 

a city in Poland, in Katowice Wojewódz-two, in the Upper Silesian agglomeration of cities. Population, 40,100 (1973). Lead-zinc ores and coal are mined locally, and the city has lead-smelting and metalworking industries.

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Piekary Slaskie is one of the most polluted city of the Silesian region, about 1/4 of its area is occupied by a large landfill containing lead, cadmium and zinc.
With regards to Podolksi, his grandparents still live in Gliwice, which is about 20km away from where I'm from in Piekary Slaskie, and his family are all Polish.