Dąbrowa Górnicza is a city in south Poland with 140,000 inhabitants (1999) and a territory of 177 km2, in a region called Zaglebie Dabrowskie.
It started to grow in 19th century, after discovery of coal near the city. The "Huta Bankowa" steel works, which is still an active endeavor, was built in Dabrowa Gornicza in 1834. The 1970s saw the construction of the "Huta Katowice" steel works, which is nowadays the biggest steel producing plant in Poland. In the 1990s all coal mines there had been closed, because of lack of coal.