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A city of southwest Poland northwest of Katowice. It became part of Prussia in 1742 and was incorporated into Poland in 1945.
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(Placename) an industrial city in SW Poland, in Upper Silesia: under Prussian and German rule from 1742 to 1945. Pop: 185 793 (2007 est). German name: Beuthen
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a city in S Poland. 239,000.
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