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Wałbrzych(väl`bzhĭkh), Ger. Waldenburg, city (1992 est. pop. 141,300), Dolnośląskie prov., SW Poland. Coal mining, chemical production, metallurgy, and textile milling are the chief economic activity. The city's importance dates from the 19th-century industrialization of the Lower Silesian coal basin. Wałbrzych sustained great damage during World War II, after which it passed from Germany to Poland.
a city in southwestern Poland. Located in Wroclaw Województwo (province), in the Sudeten Mountains. Population, 126,000 (1968). Railroad junction.
Walbrzych is the center of the Walbrzych (Lower Silesian) Coal Basin; it is the oldest in Europe, and coal has been mined there since the 14th century. Coking coal is also extracted, and the production of coke amounts to approximately 2 million tons per year. Walbrzych has a thermal electric power plant and heavy machine building (mining equipment), sulfuric-acid, glass, and porcelain-pottery industries. The mountain health resort of Szczawno-Zdrój is located near Walbrzych.