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Kladno (klädˈnô) [key], city (1991 pop. 71,753), NW Czech Republic, in Bohemia. An industrial center of the Kladno coal-mining region, it has large iron and steel plants, and manufactures machinery and steel alloys. Known in 973, Kladno grew rapidly with the opening of its first coal mine in 1846.

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