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Town hall
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Coat of arms of Ziębice
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Ziębice is located in Poland
Coordinates: 50°36′N 17°2′E / 50.600°N 17.033°E / 50.600; 17.033Coordinates: 50°36′N 17°2′E / 50.600°N 17.033°E / 50.600; 17.033
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
CountyZąbkowice Śląskie
 • Total15.07 km2 (5.82 sq mi)
 • Total8,708
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
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Ziębice [ʑɛmˈbit͡sɛ] (German: Münsterberg) is a town in Ząbkowice Śląskie County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland.

The town lies on the Oława River, approximately 16 kilometres (10 mi) east of Ząbkowice Śląskie and 59 kilometres (37 mi) south of the regional capital Wrocław. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Ziębice.

During the Middle Ages, the town was the capital of a Silesian duchy, the Duchy of Münsterberg. In 1742, it became part of Prussia and was the capital of Kreis Münsterberg. In 1871, Münsterberg became part of the German Empire along with the rest of Silesia. In 1945, Münsterberg was transferred to Poland, under the name Ziębice and its German population was expelled.

As of 2019, the town has a population of 8,708.

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Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

See twin towns of Gmina Ziębice.


  1. ^ "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial divison in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14.

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