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Coat of arms of Świerzawa
Coat of arms
Świerzawa is located in Poland
Coordinates: 51°1′N 15°54′E / 51.017°N 15.900°E / 51.017; 15.900
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Złotoryja
Gmina Świerzawa
 • Total 1.76 km2 (0.68 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 2,439
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Postal code 59-540
Website http://www.swierzawa.pl

Świerzawa [ɕfjɛˈʐava] (German: Schönau an der Katzbach) is a town in Złotoryja County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Świerzawa. Prior to 1945 it was in Germany. After World War II the region was placed under Polish administration and ethnically cleansed according to the post-war Potsdam Agreement. The native German populace was expelled and replaced with Poles. (For more information about the history of the region, see Silesia.)

The town lies on the Kaczawa River, approximately 13 kilometres (8 mi) south of Złotoryja and 81 kilometres (50 mi) west of the regional capital Wrocław.

As at 2006, the town has a population of 2,439.

Coordinates: 51°01′N 15°54′E / 51.017°N 15.900°E / 51.017; 15.900