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.[1]

Gmina office
Gmina office
Trzebiel is located in Poland
Coordinates: 51°38′9″N 14°48′59″E / 51.63583°N 14.81639°E / 51.63583; 14.81639
CountryPoland Poland
First mentioned1301
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

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. It was part of the Duchy of Jawor, the southwesternmost duchy of fragmented Piast-ruled Poland, until 1337 and afterwards it was ruled by Czech kings, Hungarian kings, Saxon electors, Polish kings, Prussian kings and from 1871 to 1945 it was part of Germany, before being reintegrated with Poland after Nazi Germany's defeat in World War II.

Until 1998 it belonged to former Zielona Góra Voivodeship.

There is a Catholic church of Our Lady Queen of Poland in the village.

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  1. ^ "Central Statistical Office (GUS) - TERYT (National Register of Territorial Land Apportionment Journal)" (in Polish). 2008-06-01.

Coordinates: 51°38′9″N 14°48′59″E / 51.63583°N 14.81639°E / 51.63583; 14.81639