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GEORGSWALDE

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Originally appearing in Volume V11, Page 761 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GEORGSWALDE, a town of Bohemia, Austria, 115 M. N.E. of Prague by rail. Pop. (1900) 8131, including Neu-Georgswalde, Wiesenthal and Philippsdorf, which form together a single commune. Georgswalde is one of the oldest industrial places of Bohemia, and together with the neighbouring town of Rum-burg is the principal centre of the linen industry. The village of Philippsdorf, now incorporated with Georgswalde, has become since 1866 a famous place of pilgrimage, owing to the miracles attributed to an image of the Virgin, placed now in a magnificent new church (1885).
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