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Tarnowskie Góry

Tarnowskie Góry (tärnôfˈskyĕ gōˈrĭ) [key], 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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