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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 697 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KATTOWITZ, a town in the Prussian province of Silesia, on the Rawa, near the Russian frontier, 5 M. S.E. from Beuthen by rail. Pop. (1875), 11,352; (1905), 35,772. There are large iron-works, foundries and machine shops in the town, and near it zinc and anthracite mines. The growth of.Kattowitz, like that of other places in the same district, has been very rapid, owing to the development of the mineral resources of the neighbour-hood. In 1815 it was a mere village, and became a town in 1867. It has monuments to the emperors William I. and Frederick III. See G. Hoff mann, Geschichte der Stadt Kattowitz (Kattowitz, 1895).
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