Zgorzelec s a town in south-western Poland with 32,322 inhabitants
(2012). It lies in Lower Silesian Voivodeship (from 1975–1998 it was in the
former Jelenia Góra Voivodeship). It is the seat of Zgorzelec County, and also
of the smaller district of Gmina Zgorzelec (although it is not part of the
territory of the latter, as the town is an urban gmina in its own right).
Zgorzelec is located on the Lusatian Neisse river, on the post-1945
Polish-German Neisse border adjoining the German town of Görlitz, of which it
constituted the eastern part up to 1945