Świebodzice

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Świebodzice
Skyline with the towers of the town hall (on the left) and of the Saints Peter and Paul Church (on the right)
Skyline with the towers of the town hall (on the left) and of the Saints Peter and Paul Church (on the right)
Flag of Świebodzice
Coat of arms of Świebodzice
Świebodzice is located in Poland
Świebodzice
Świebodzice
Coordinates: 50°52′N 16°20′E / 50.867°N 16.333°E / 50.867; 16.333
Country Poland
VoivodeshipLower Silesian
CountyŚwidnica
GminaŚwiebodzice (urban gmina)
Government
 • MayorPaweł Ozga
Area
 • Total30.45 km2 (11.76 sq mi)
Population
 (2019-06-30[1])
 • Total22,793
 • Density750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
58-160
Car platesDSW
Websitehttps://www.swiebodzice.pl

Świebodzice (Polish: [ɕfjɛbɔˈd͡ʑit͡sɛ]; Silesian: Frybork; German: Freiburg) is a town in south-western Poland with 22,793 inhabitants (as of 2019). It is situated in Świdnica County, Lower Silesian Voivodeship (from 1975–1998 it was in the former Wałbrzych Voivodeship).

The town is situated close to Książ Castle, which during World War II, together with the cave complex, was expanded to create private quarters for Adolf Hitler.

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.[2] In 1957 Pełcznica, and in 1973 Ciernie, were included within the town limits as its new districts.

Sports[edit]

Victoria Świebodzice [pl] football club is based in Świebodzice.

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

Świebodzice is twinned with:[3]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "Subcamps of KL Gross- Rosen". Gross-Rosen Museum in Rogoźnica. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Miasta partnerskie". swiebodzice.pl (in Polish). Świebodzice. Retrieved 2020-03-03.

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Coordinates: 50°52′N 16°20′E / 50.867°N 16.333°E / 50.867; 16.333