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Wroclaw (German: Breslau; pop. 640,700), city in southwestern Poland, capital of Wroclaw province; located in the region of Dolny lsk (Lower Silesia) on the Oder River. The trade center of Wroclaw was established in the 10th century on the site of a Stone Age settlement. Originally Polish, the city came under control of Austria in 1526 and Prussia in 1742. Under the name of Breslau it was a part of Germany from 1871 to 1945, when it was returned to Poland. Modem Wroclaw is an industrial, transportation, and communication center. Manufactures include machinery, electronics, textiles, and food products.

See also: Poland.

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