|Gmina||Świebodzice (urban gmina)|
|• Mayor||Paweł Ozga|
|• Total||30.45 km2 (11.76 sq mi)|
|• Density||750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
Świebodzice (Polish: [ɕfjɛbɔˈd͡ʑit͡sɛ]; Silesian: Frybork; German: Freiburg) is a town in south-western Poland with 22,793 inhabitants (as of 2019[update]). It is situated in Świdnica County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship (from 1975–1998 it was in the former Wałbrzych Voivodeship).
The town dates back to the medieval Kingdom of Poland. It was granted town rights by 1279. During World War II, the Germans established a subcamp of the Gross-Rosen concentration camp in the town. In 1957 Pełcznica, and in 1973 Ciernie, were included within the town limits as its new districts.
Victoria Świebodzice football club is based in Świebodzice.
- Gustav Becker (1819–1885), German clockmaker
- Martin Kirschner (1842–1912), Mayor of Berlin
- Jan Mikulicz-Radecki (1850–1905), Polish surgeon, one of the pioneers of antiseptics and aseptic techniques
- Alfred Zucker (1852–1913), German architect
- Wilhelm Niepelt (1862–1936), German scientist
- Emil Krebs (1867–1930), German scientist, noted polyglot who spoke a total of 68 languages at the time of his death
- Hartmut Kilger (born 1943), President of the German Lawyer's Association (2003–2009)
- Anna Zalewska (born 1965), politician, Minister of National Education of Poland
- Krzysztof Stelmach (born 1967), former Polish volleyball player with 274 games played for the Poland men's national volleyball team
- Jarosław Krzyżanowski (born 1975), retired Polish footballer
- Eliza Surdyka (born 1977), Polish Olympic cross-country skier
- Marcin Kokoszka (born 1984), Polish footballer
- Paweł Fajdek (born 1989), Polish hammer-thrower
Twin towns – sister cities
Villa of Jan Mikulicz-Radecki
- "Population. Size and structure and vital statistics in Poland by territorial division in 2019. As of 30th June". stat.gov.pl. Statistics Poland. 2019-10-15. Retrieved 2020-02-14.
- "Subcamps of KL Gross- Rosen". Gross-Rosen Museum in Rogoźnica. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
- "Miasta partnerskie". swiebodzice.pl (in Polish). Świebodzice. Retrieved 2020-03-03.
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