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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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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