The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Bochnia

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Bochnia
Edition of 1920. See also Bochnia on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer. Now located in Poland.

BOCHNIA, bŏH'nē-ạ, Austria, town in the government of Lemberg, Galicia, near the Raba, 25 miles east-southeast of Cracow. It is tolerably well built, with several churches, a gymnasium, a grammar and other schools and a board for the regulation of mines and salt works. The salt mines here employ 500 persons, and yield 15,000 tons per annum. It is the seat of thriving industries and trade. Pop. of judicial district 47,987, including 3,000 Jews.