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Sosnowiec [sɔsˈnɔvjɛt͡s] ( listen) is a ceety in Zagłębie Dąbrowskie in soothren Poland, near Katowice. It is ane o the central destricts o the Upper Silesian Metropolitan Union - a metropolis wi a combined population o ower twa million fowk locatit in the Silesian Hielands, on the Brynica river (tributary o the Vistula). It is situatit in the Silesian Voivodeship syne its formation in 1999. Previously, it wis pairt o Katowice Voivodeship. Sosnowiec is ane o the ceeties o the 2.7 million person conurbation - Katowice urban aurie an athin a greater Silesian metropolitan aurie populatit bi aboot 5,294,000 fowk[1]. The population o the ceety is 220,450 (Juin 2009)[2].

Its name comes frae Pols sosna, referrin tae the pine forests which wur common prior tae 1830. It wis oreeginally kent as Sosnowice. Ither variations o the name include Sosnowietz, Sosnowitz, Sosnovitz (Yiddish), Sosnovyts, Sosnowyts, Sosnovytz, Sosnowytz, Сосновец (Russian), Sosnovetz. There are 5 ither smawer touns in Poland an aa cried Sosnowiec. They are locatit in the regions o Bydgoszcz, Kielce, Łódź, Łomża, and Opole.

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Sosnowiec is twinned wi:

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  1. European Spatial Planning Observation Network (ESPON) [1]
  2. Central Statistical Office, Warsaw 2009, "Population. Size and Structure by Territorial Division, as of June 30, 2009" (PDF). Archived frae the oreeginal (PDF) on 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2009-12-31.