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Rybnik

(rĭb`nēk), town (1993 est. pop. 145,400), Śląskie prov., S Poland. It is a railway junction and industrial center with industries manufacturing mining machinery, metal products, and chemicals. There are metal works and coal mines nearby. Originally a fish hatchery (established c.1100) noted for its carp, it was chartered in the 14th cent. Rybnik passed from Germany to Poland in 1921. The town has a feudal castle and an 18th-century city hall.
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Rybnik

 

a city in Poland in Katowice Województwo. Population, 62,800 (1974). Rybnik is a railroad junction. It has a machine-building industry, which produces mining equipment, refrigerators, and other machinery. It has enamelware manufacturing and a food industry. Rybnik is a center of coking-coal mining in the Upper Silesian coal basin.

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