|• Total||15.07 km2 (5.82 sq mi)|
|• Density||580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
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.
- Karl Denke (1860–1924), serial killer
- Edyta Górniak (born 1972), singer
- Janusz Kamiński (born 1959), cinematographer
- Karl Weigert (1845–1904), pathologist
Twin towns – sister cities
- "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.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica. 18 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. .
- Jewish Community in Ziębice on Virtual Shtetl
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