Skarbimierz, Opole Voivodeship

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Skarbimierz is located in Poland
Coordinates: 50°50′N 17°26′E / 50.833°N 17.433°E / 50.833; 17.433
Country Poland Poland
Voivodeship Opole
County Brzeg
Gmina Skarbimierz
Population 191

Skarbimierz [skarˈbimjɛʂ] is a village in Brzeg County, Opole Voivodeship, in south-western Poland. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Skarbimierz.[1] It lies approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) south-west of Brzeg and 40 km (25 mi) north-west of the regional capital Opole.

Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (see Territorial changes of Poland after World War II).

The village has a population of 191.

From 2007, as part of the Wałbrzych Special Economic Zone, UK confectioner Cadbury started building a £100m chewing gum plant in the area.[2] The factory was then expanded to include chocolate production, moving the majority of the products made at the Somerdale Factory in Keynsham, Bristol to the site. This is because the cost to hire workers and produce the chocolate is cheaper.


Coordinates: 50°50′N 17°26′E / 50.833°N 17.433°E / 50.833; 17.433