Świebodzin, Lubusz, Poland

Świebodzin, formerly known as Schweibus, is a town in western Poland, situated in the Lubusz Voivodeship, approximately 60 kilometers north of Zielona Góra. The town has a humid continental climate, with warm summers and cold winters. Świebodzin was first mentioned in written sources in 1232 and was granted town rights in 1251. It was part of the Kingdom of Poland from the 10th century until the 13th century, when it became part of the Margraviate of Brandenburg. The town was heavily damaged during the Thirty Years' War and the Napoleonic Wars, but it was rebuilt and expanded in the 19th century. Today, Świebodzin is known for its impressive Christ the King statue, which is one of the tallest statues of Jesus Christ in the world.

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