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NEUSTADT (Polish, Prudnik), a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Silesia, on the river Prudnik, 60 m. by rail S.E. of Breslau. It has four Roman Catholic churches and one Evangelical. Pop. (1905) 20,187, the greater part of whom are Roman Catholics. The chief industries are tanning, dyeing and the manufacture of damask, linen, woollen stuffs, leather and beer.

In 1745, 1760 and 1779 engagements between the Austrians and Prussians took place near Neustadt, which on the last occasion was bombarded and set on fire.

See Weltzel, Geschichte der Stadt Neustadt (Neustadt, 1870).

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