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Originally appearing in Volume V21, Page 849 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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PLOCK, or PLOTSK, a town of Russia, capital of the government of the same name, on the right bank of the Vistula, 67 m. by the Vistula W.N.W. of Warsaw. Pop. 27,073. It has a cathedral, dating from the 12th century, but restored in 1903, which contains tombs of Polish dukes and of Kings Ladislaus and Boleslav (of the 11th and 12th centuries). There is consider-able navigation on the Vistula, grain, flour, wool and beetroot being exported, while coal, petroleum, salt and fish are imported.
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