Trzebiel [ˈtʂɛbjɛl] (Lower Sorbian: Trjebule or Trjebul, German: Triebel) is a village in Żary County, Lubusz Voivodeship, in western Poland, close to the German border. It is the seat of the gmina (administrative district) called Gmina Trzebiel.
It lies approximately 22 kilometres (14 mi) west of Żary and 59 km (37 mi) south-west of Zielona Góra, close to the A18 autostrada and the European route E36 from Berlin to Bolesławiec. The village has an approximate population of 1,400.
The settlement was first mentioned in a 1301 deed, then part of the March of Lusatia and the settlement area of the Sorbs. Located within the historical region of Lower Lusatia, the border with Upper Lusatia—the state country of Muskau—ran just a few miles south of the village. Before 1945 the area was part of Germany (see Territorial changes of Poland after World War II). After World War II and the subsequent border shift, the region was placed under Polish administration and ethnically cleansed according to the post-war Potsdam Agreement. The native populace was expelled and replaced with Poles. Until 1998 it belonged to former Zielona Góra Voivodeship.
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