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WALDENBURG

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 255 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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WALDENBURG, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Silesia, 39 M. S.W. of Breslau by the line to Hirschberg and Gorlitz Pop. (1905) 16,435. It contains a handsome town hall, three Protestant and two Roman Catholic churches. Walden-burg lies in the centre of the productive coal district of the Waldenburger Gebirge, a branch of the Sudetic chain, and its inhabitants are largely occupied in the mining industry. Among other industrial establishments are a large porcelain and earthen-ware factory, extensive fireclay works, glassworks and a china-painting establishment; there are also numerous flax-spinneries and linen-factories in the neighbourhood. Adjoining the town on the south is the village of Oberwaldenburg, pop. (1905) 4958, with a chateau and some coal mines. Waldenburg became a town in 1426.
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