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Zielona Góra

Zielona Góra (zhĕlôˈnä gōˈrä) [key], Ger. Grünberg, city (1993 est. pop. 115,100), capital (with Gorzów) of Lubuskie prov., W Poland. It is a railroad junction and has lignite mines. Famous for its wines, the city also produces textiles, metals, and foodstuffs. Founded in the 13th cent., Zielona Góra became a prominent town on the trade route from Berlin to Upper Silesia. The city retains a 13th-century church and a 14th-century town hall.

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