Tarnowskie Góry


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Tarnowskie Góry

(tärnôf`skyĕ go͞o`rĭ), town (1993 est. pop. 77,700), Śląskie prov., S Poland. It is an industrial center where metal goods, mining and railway equipment, and cement are produced. Nearby are coal, zinc, and lead mines. Chartered in 1526, the town passed from Germany to Poland after World War I.
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Tarnowskie Góry

 

a city in southern Poland, in Katowice Województwo. Population, 61,300 (1974). A railroad junction, Tarnowskie Góry produces machinery for the chemical, mining, and electronics industries. Chemicals and foodstuffs are produced, and zinc and lead are smelted.

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