Ziębice

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Ziębice
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Coat of arms of Ziębice
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Ziębice is located in Poland
Ziębice
Ziębice
Coordinates: 50°36′N 17°2′E / 50.600°N 17.033°E / 50.600; 17.033
Country  Poland
Voivodeship Lower Silesian
County Ząbkowice Śląskie
Gmina Ziębice
Area
 • Total 15.07 km2 (5.82 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 9,234
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Postal code 57-220
Website http://www.ziebice.pl

Ziębice [ʑɛmˈbit͡sɛ] (German: Münsterberg) is a town in Ząbkowice Śląskie County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the administrative district (gmina) called Gmina Ziębice. Prior to 1945 it was in Germany. (For more information about the history of the region, see Silesia.) During the Middle Ages, Münsterberg (Ziębice) was the capital of a Silesian duchy, the Duchy of Münsterberg (Ziębice).

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.

As at 2006, the town has a population of 9,234. It has a sister city relationship with Brighton, Colorado.

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Coordinates: 50°36′N 17°02′E / 50.600°N 17.033°E / 50.600; 17.033