Ząbkowice Śląskie is situated in the southern part of the Lower Silesian Voivodship. It is the capital of the Ząbkowice district.
The district has a population of around 65,000 and includes, in addition to Ząbkowice Śląskie, the towns of Bardo, Ziębice and Złoty Stok.
The population of Ząbkowice Śląskie is currently around 15,000.
Ząbkowice Śląskie is one of the oldest towns in Lower Silesia. It lies at the crossroads of two historical trade routes: from Wroclaw to Prague and from Katowice (via Kędzierzyn Koźle, Nysa Przedgórze Sudeckie, Świdnica, Jawor, Legnica) to Berlin.
Ząbkowice Śląskie was founded in the second half of the 13th century. It was situated near the former Slavic market town of Sadlno, which was on the Amber Route connecting Silesia with Czech Republic.
The Thirty Years’ War had a tragic outcome for the town – Ząbkowice was completely destroyed and only about 100 houses were left standing. The devastation caused by the war brought the town’s development to a standstill for a long time. In April 1858 a huge fire broke out in the town, destroying the Renaissance town hall, the parish church and the adjoining bell tower.
The second half of the 19th century was a period of economic development for the whole of Silesia. At that time Ząbkowice Śląskie was quickly rebuilt and became an economically developed and modern town. The first small industries were established in the town – a furniture and hat factory, a sugar factory, today’s railway and essential municipal facilities.
The region of Ząbkowice Śląskie is one of the most interesting tourist destinations in Lower Silesia due to its unique history, culture and interesting monuments.
The district of Ząbkowice Śląskie is one of the richest agricultural regions in Lower Silesia. Legally protected areas make up only 0.3% of the total area of the commune. The protected areas include the Niemczańsko-Strzelińskie Hills and the Skałki Stoleckie Reserve, which is the only fauna reserve in Poland that protects four species of insects characteristic for the Mediterranean countries.
The Skałki Stoleckie is the nature protected area – NATURA 2000. It is a nature reserve of 6.3 ha, which is located about 3 km away from the investment area.
The second, much larger NATURA 2000 site in the vicinity of EURO-PARK Ząbkowice is the Góry Bardzkie Nature Reserve, covering an area of 3,379.7 ha. However, due to its considerable distance (about 13 km from the Industrial Park) it is not relevant for the location and operation of investors in the commune. In the area of EURO – PARK Ząbkowice there are no documented locations of protected animal and plant species..