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L’viv
Львів
View of the historic Old Town from the High Castle.
Coat of arms
Motto: "Semper fidelis"
Location
Location of  Lviv  (orange)
Map of Ukraine with Lviv.
Government
Country
Oblast
Raion
Ukraine
Lviv Oblast
City Municipality
Founded 13th Century
City rights 1353
City chairman Andriy Sadovyi
Geographical characteristics
Area
 - City

171.01 km²
Population
 - City ()
   - Density

808,900
  4786/km²
Coordinates 49°51′0″N 24°01′0″E / 49.85, 24.01667Coordinates: 49°51′0″N 24°01′0″E / 49.85, 24.01667
Elevation 296 m
Other Information
Postal Code 79000
Dialing Code +380 32(2)
License plate BC (before 2004: ТА,ТВ,ТН,ТС)
Sister cities Corning, Freiburg, Kraków, Novi Sad, Przemyśl, Whitstable, Winnipeg
Website: www.city-adm.lviv.ua

Lviv (Ukrainian: Image:Ltspkr.png Львів, L’viv [ljviw], Polish: Lwów; German: Lemberg; Russian: Львов, L'vov; Romanian: Liov; see also other names) is a major city in western Ukraine, the administrative center of Lviv Oblast, and is designated as its own separate raion (district) within the oblast. The city is regarded as one of the main cultural centres of Ukraine. As of 2001 It had 725,000 inhabitants, of which 88% were Ukrainians, 9% Russians and 1% Poles,[1] with an additional 200,000 commuting daily from suburbs. Lvov may refer to one of the following Lviv, a city in Ukraine Lvov princely family Lvov dvoryan families Category: ... Germany, showing modern borders. ... Lemberg is a mountain located in the Tuttlingen district of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. ... 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The city is home to many industries and institutions of higher education such as the Lviv University and the Lviv Polytechnic. It has a philharmonic orchestra and The Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet. The historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and has many architectural wonders and treasures. Lviv celebrated its 750th anniversary in September of 2006. The building of the University. ... Lviv Polytechnic (full name Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukrainian Національний університет Львівська політехн&#1110... Lviv Opera and Ballet Theater. ... Lvivs Old Town (Ukrainian: ; Polish: ) is the historic centre of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, of Lviv Oblast. ... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ...

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Geography

Location

Lviv is located on the verge of the Roztochia Upland, approximately seventy kilometres from the Polish border, and about 160 kilometers (100 miles) from the eastern Carpathian Mountains. Lviv's altitude averages 296 metres above sea level, although many hills rise up within the confines of the city. Its highest point is the Vysokyi Zamok (the High Castle), a hill of 409 metres above sea level. From the castle, one can attain a commanding view of the area and a look down upon the historic city center and its distinctive green domed churches and intricate architecture. Roztocze (Ukrainian Розточчя) is a range of hills in east-central Poland and western Ukraine which rises from the Lublin Upland and extends southeastward across the border into Ukraine. ... Satellite image of the Carpathians. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... A fragment of Lviv engraving by A. Gogenberg, 17th century Part of the South Wall of High Castle. ...


The old walled city was located at the foothills of the High Castle along the banks of the river Poltva. In the 13th century, the river was full of water, and used for commerce and transportation of goods. In the early 20th century, as the river became polluted, it was covered in areas where it flows through the city. The central street of Lviv, the Freedom Avenue (Prospect Svobody) runs right above the river, as well as the famous Opera House. The Poltva River (Ukrainian and Russian: ; Polish: ) is a river in the western Ukrainian Oblast of Lviv and a tributary of the Western Bug. ... Lviv Opera and Ballet Theater The Lviv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Solomiya Krushelnytska (Ukrainian: , Lvivskyi Derzhavnyi Akademichnyi Teatr Opery ta Baletu eemeni Solomii Krushelnytskoii) is an opera and theater house located in Lviv, Ukraine. ...


Climate

Lviv's climate is moderate continental. The average temperatures are −4 °C (27 °F) in January and +18 °C (65 °F) in June. Average annual rainfall is 660 millimeters (26 inches), with a notable water deficit in the summer months. Cloud coverage averages 66 days per year. Regions containing a continental climate exist in portions of Northern Hemisphere continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of the world. ... Celsius is, or relates to, the Celsius temperature scale (previously known as the centigrade scale). ... Fahrenheit is a temperature scale named after the German-Dutch physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (1686–1736), who proposed it in 1724. ...


History

Main article: History of Lviv
The Old Town of Lviv with the Church of Transfiguration in the foreground.
The Old Town of Lviv with the Church of Transfiguration in the foreground.

Lviv was founded by King Danylo Halytskiy of the Ruthenian principality of Halych-Volhynia, and named in honor of his son, Lev. When Danylo died Lev made Lviv the capital of Halich-Volhynia.[citation needed] The city is first mentioned in Halych-Volhynian Chronicle from 1256 and became the capital of Halych-Volhynia. It was captured by Poland in 1349. In 1356, Casimir III of Poland brought in German burghers and granted the Magdeburg rights which implied that all city issues were to be solved by a city council, elected by the wealthy citizens. The city council seal of the 14th century stated: S(igillum): Civitatis Lembvrgensis. As part of Poland (and later the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth), Lviv became the capital of the Ruthenian Voivodeship. The old town of Lviv Lviv (Ukrainian: Львів, L’viv ; German: ; Yiddish: ; Polish: ; Russian: , see also other names) is an administrative center in western Ukraine with more than a millennium of history as a settlement, and over seven centuries as a city. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (768x1024, 887 KB) Lviv photo by Niki File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lviv ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (768x1024, 887 KB) Lviv photo by Niki File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Lviv ... Lvivs Old Town (Ukrainian: ; Polish: ) is the historic centre of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, of Lviv Oblast. ... Monument to King Danylo in Lviv. ... Ruthenians is a name that has been applied to different ethnic groups at different times; for an explanation of the reasons for this, see Ruthenia. ... Coat of arms The Halych-Volhynian Kingdom. ... Lev I of Halych in front of his capital, Lviv Leo I of Halych (Ukrainian: , Lev Danylovich), (born ca. ... The Halych-Volhynian Chronicle (or Galician-Volhynian Chronicle) is a historical record covering 1201–1291 in the history of the Principality of Halych-Volhynia (modern Ukraine). ... Noble Family or Dynasty Piast dynasty Coat of Arms Piast Eagle Parents WÅ‚adysÅ‚aw I the Elbow-high, Jadwiga Kaliszka, of Gniezno and Greater Poland Consorts Aldona Ona, Adelheid of Hessen, Christina, Jadwiga of Glogow and Sagan Children 5 daughters Date of Birth 1310 Place of Birth Kowal Date... The Magdeburg Rights (or Magdeburg law) were a set of city laws regulating the degree of internal autonomy within cities and villages granted with it by a local ruler. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Capital city Lwów Area 55,200 km² Population (1770)  - Density 1 495 000 24,4/km² Powiats  - Urban counties  - Land counties 13 5 Communes 200 Ruthenia Voivodeship (Latin: Palatinatus russiae, Polish: województwo ruskie; 1366-1772) was an administrative division of the Kingdom of Poland (see Kingdom of Poland...


As the city prospered, Lviv became religiously and ethnically diverse. The 17th century brought invading armies of Swedes and Cossacks to the city's gates. In 1772, following the First Partition of Poland, the city known as Lemberg became the capital of the Austrian Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria. During World War I, the city was captured by the Russian army in September of 1914, but was retaken in June of the following year by Austria-Hungary. The Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of Turkey. ... The Partitions of Poland (Polish Rozbiór or Rozbiory Polski) happened in the 18th century and ended the existence of a sovereign state of Poland (or more correctly the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth). ... Galicia (Ukrainian: Галичина (Halychyna), Polish: Galicja, German: Galizien, Slovak: Halič, Romanian: Galiţia, Hungarian: Gácsország) is the name of a region of Central Europe. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ...


With the collapse of the Habsburg Empire at the end of World War I, the city became an arena of conflict between the local Ukrainian and Polish populations. Between the World Wars, Lviv was the third largest Polish city (after Warsaw and Lodz) and the seat of the Lwów Voivodeship. Lviv and its population suffered greatly from the two world wars, the Holocaust, and the invading armies of the period. Today, Lviv remains one of the main centres of Ukrainian culture with much of the nation's political class originating from the area. The Habsburg Monarchy, often called Austrian Monarchy or simply Austria, are the territories ruled by the Austrian branch of the House of Habsburg, and then by the successor House of Habsburg-Lorraine, between 1526 and 1867/1918. ... Motto: Contemnit procellas (It defies the storms) Semper invicta (Always invincible) Coordinates: , Country  Poland Voivodeship Masovia Powiat city county Gmina Warszawa Districts 18 boroughs City Rights turn of the 13th century Government  - Mayor Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz (PO) Area  - City 516. ... . Łódź (pronunciation: ) is the second-largest city (population 776,297 in 2004) of Poland, located in the centre of the country. ... Lwow Voivodeship (Polish: ) was an administrative unit of interwar Poland (1918-1939). ... For other uses, see Holocaust (disambiguation) and Shoah (disambiguation). ...


Government

Adam Mickiewicz monument by Antoni Popiel.
Adam Mickiewicz monument by Antoni Popiel.

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Administrative division

Lviv is divided into 6 distinct entities called raions (districts) with their own administrative bodies. The raions of Lviv include: A raion (or rayon) (Russian and Ukrainian: ; Belarusian раён; Azeri: rayon, Latvian: rajons, Georgian: , raioni) is one of two kinds of administrative subdivisions in languages of some post-Soviet states: a subnational entity and a subdivision of a city. ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ...

  • Halytskyi (Галицький район)
  • Zaliznychnyi (Залізничний район)
  • Lychakivskyi (Личаківський район)
  • Sykhivskyi (Сихівський район)
  • Frankivskyi (Франківський район)
  • Shevchenkivskyi (Шевченківський район)

Notable suburbs of the city include:

  • Vynnyky (місто Винники)
  • Briukhovychi (селище Брюховичі)
  • Rudne (селище Рудне)

Vynnyky (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ...

Transport

Buses

The public bus network is not well-developed and the number of lines is limited. A cheap alternative to the public transport are the marshrutkas, small private mini-buses providing transport around the city and the suburbs where usual city buses would not travel. Marshrutkas do not have any fixed stops nor timetables, yet their services are relatively cheap (1 hryvnia, equivalent to 20 US cents) fast, and efficient. The marshrutkas also run on suburban lines to most towns of the region including the line to Shehyni at the Polish border. Marshrutka (Russian: ; short for маршрутное такси (routed taxicab)) is a CIS minibus taxi. ... ISO 4217 Code UAH User(s) Ukraine Inflation 11. ... The United States one-cent coin is a unit of currency equaling one-hundredth of a United States dollar. ...


Tramways

A Lviv tram on a small cobblestone sidestreet in the Old Town.
A Lviv tram on a small cobblestone sidestreet in the Old Town.
Main article: Lviv tram

The first tramway lines in the city were opened on May 5, 1880. On May 31, 1894, the last horse-powered line was electrified. In 1922 the tramways were switched to right-hand-side system. After World War II and the annexation of the city by the Soviet Union, several lines were closed for service, yet most of the tramway infrastructure was preserved. Image File history File links Tramvaj_lviv_02. ... Image File history File links Tramvaj_lviv_02. ... The No. ... A cobblestone-covered street Cobblestones are stones used in the pavement of early streets. ... The No. ... This article refers to public transport vehicles running on rails. ... is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Currently, the Lviv tramway operates approximately 220 cars on 75 kilometres of track. Most of the tracks are in very poor condition, the trams themselves are in fair condition, and can be crowded and packed during rush hours. A simple distance-regardless tariffs system exists in Lviv's public transport: the tickets for ground transport are bought for each entrance into the vehicle. Tram tickets costs a mere 50 kopiek (10 United States or 8 Euro cents). This article does not cite any references or sources. ... ISO 4217 Code UAH User(s) Ukraine Inflation 11. ... “EUR” redirects here. ...


Trolleybuses

After the war and the expulsion of the majority of the city's inhabitants, the city started to grow rapidly. This was due to an influx of evacuees returning from Russia at the war's end, and the program of development of heavy industry which was vigorously pursued by the Soviet Government. The latter included, in some cases, transplanting entire factories from the Ural region and other distant places into newly "freed" (acquired) territories of the USSR, including Lviv, the Baltic Republics, and other territories. Soviet redirects here. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Baltic States. ...


The cancelled tramway lines in the city centre were replaced with trolleybuses on November 27, 1952. In the later period new lines were opened for communication with the blocks-of-flats areas at the city outskirts. Currently the trolleybus network runs 200, mostly of the 1960s 14Tr type. A Polish Solaris trolleybus in Landskrona, Sweden. ... is the 331st day of the year (332nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Railway

Lviv's Main Railway Terminal, an Art Nouveau style construction built in 1903 by Władysław Sadłowski.
Lviv's Main Railway Terminal, an Art Nouveau style construction built in 1903 by Władysław Sadłowski.

Modern Lviv retains its place as a railway hub, with nine railways converging on the city. There are many destinations, both within Ukraine and international. Most cities in Ukraine can be reached from the city's main train station. Due to the proximity of the Polish-Ukrainian border, there are several trains going to Poland (mostly via Przemyśl) for example the luxurious Kiev-Kraków link. There are good connections to Slovakia (Košice) and also Hungary (Budapest). The trains are slow by western standards, but many of the routes have overnight trains with sleeping compartments. The prices are very cheap by western standards even though Ukraine has doubled the price recently, and a ticket to the western border with Hungary or Slovakia (a distance of several hundred kilometres) will just cost a few euros or dollars. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1345x976, 546 KB) Polish Wikipedia Author: Marek Silarski, marzec 26 Description: Lviv Main Train station built in 1903 URL: http://pl. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1345x976, 546 KB) Polish Wikipedia Author: Marek Silarski, marzec 26 Description: Lviv Main Train station built in 1903 URL: http://pl. ... The Lviv Railway Station is one of the most notable pieces of Art Nouveau architecture in former Galicia. ... Vitebsk Railway Station one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture. ... WÅ‚adysÅ‚aw SadÅ‚owski was a renowned Polish architect and a graduate of the Lwów Technical Academy. ... The Main Train Station in Lviv, Ukraine, is one of the most notable pieces of Art Nouveau architecture in former Galicia. ... PrzemyÅ›l (pronounce: pʃεmiÉ•l, Ukrainian: Перемишль, Peremyshl) is a town in south-eastern Poland with 67,847 inhabitants (2005). ... Map of Ukraine with Kiev highlighted Coordinates: , Country Ukraine Oblast Kiev City Municipality Raion Municipality Government  - Mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi Elevation 179 m (587 ft) Population (2006)  - City 4,450,968  - Density 3,299/km² (8,544. ... Motto: Ex navicula navis (From a boat, a ship) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lesser Poland Powiat city county Gmina Kraków City Rights June 5th, 1257 Government  - Mayor Jacek Majchrowski Area  - City 326. ... Location of KoÅ¡ice in Slovakia Coordinates: , Country Slovakia Region KoÅ¡ice Region Districts KoÅ¡ice I-IV City parts First mentioned 1230 Government  - Type City Council  - Mayor FrantiÅ¡ek Knapík Area  - City 243. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Picture of Railway terminal


Airport

Aside from extensive railway connections, Lviv can be reached by air. The Lviv International Airport (LWO)[2] lies only 6 km from the city center. Lviv International Airport (Ukrainian: ) (IATA: LWO, ICAO: UKLL) is an airport in Lviv, Ukraine. ...


Culture

L’viv - the Ensemble of the Historic Centre*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Town view from The High Castle
State Party Flag of Ukraine Ukraine
Type Cultural
Criteria ii, v
Reference 865
Region Europe and North America
Inscription History
Inscription 1998  (22nd Session)
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.

Since 1998, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) lists Lviv's historic center as part of "World Heritage." The UNESCO gave the following reasons[3] for its selection: Lvivs Old Town (Ukrainian: ; Polish: ) is the historic centre of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, of Lviv Oblast. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... The city of Lwów as seen from the Castle Hill -panorama File links The following pages link to this file: Lviv Categories: Images with unknown source ... As of 2006, there are a total of 830 World Heritage Sites located in 138 State Parties. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... This is a list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Europe. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... Lvivs Old Town (Ukrainian: ; Polish: ) is the historic centre of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, of Lviv Oblast. ...

Criterion II: In its urban fabric and its architecture, Lviv is an outstanding example of the fusion of the architectural and artistic traditions of eastern Europe with those of Italy and Germany.

Criterion V: The political and commercial role of Lviv attracted to it a number of ethnic groups with different cultural and religious traditions, who established separate yet interdependent communities within the city, evidence for which is still discernible in the modern townscape.

Architecture

Lviv's historic churches, buildings and relics date back to the 13th century. Over the last few centuries, the city was spared some of the invasions and wars that destroyed many Ukrainian cities. Its architecture reflects various European styles and directions from different historical periods. After the fires of 1527 and 1556, Lviv lost most of its gothic-style buildings. It however retains a rich representation of structures built in the renaissance, baroque, and classic styles. Also represented are works by artists of the Vienna Secession, Art Nouveau, and Art Deco. Interior of Cologne Cathedral Gothic architecture is a style of architecture, particularly associated with cathedrals and other churches, which flourished in Europe during the high and late medieval period. ... Tempietto di San Pietro in Montorio, Rome, 1502, by Bramante. ... Baroque architecture, starting in the early 17th century in Italy, took the humanist Roman vocabulary of Renaissance architecture and used it in a new rhetorical, theatrical, sculptural fashion, expressing the triumph of absolutist church and state. ... From the point of view of modern times, the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean sometimes seem to blend smoothly into one melange we call the Classical. ... The secession building at Vienna, built in 1897 by Joseph Maria Olbrich for exhibitions of the secession group another view The Vienna Secession or (also known as Secessionsstil, or Sezessionsstil in Austria) was part of that highly varied movement that is now covered by the general term Art Nouveau. ... Vitebsk Railway Station one of the finest examples of Art Nouveau architecture. ... Asheville City Hall. ...


There is a good deal of stone carvings and sculptures to be seen on the buildings, the remains of ancient castles and old churches in various styles dot the central cityscape, and some of the 3-5 story buildings have hidden inner courtyards and grottos in various states of repair or disrepair. Many times the old large thick doors themselves on the buildings, with fine carving and woodwork dating from hundreds of years before, are enough to engage the attentions and imaginations of passersbys. As well, some of the cemeteries attract note, and visitors from other nearby countries come sometimes specifically to see the Lychakivskiy Cemetery. Once one leaves the central area of Lviv there is a radical change in the architectural style and Soviet-era high rises then dominate the landscape, yet within the city center, the main trappings of note from the Soviet era are a handful of modern style national monuments and sculptures. Lychakivskiy Cemetery, 2003. ... Soviet redirects here. ...

The Lviv Opera and Ballet Theater, an important cultural center for residents and visitors.
The Lviv Opera and Ballet Theater, an important cultural center for residents and visitors.

There has been some concern about preservation of the city's architecture. For example, architectural sculptures are looted and resold, residents cut new doorways into historic facades, historic architectural monuments are allowed to crumble due to effects of climate and human neglect. Weakening from the layers of impurities deposited on the facades of buildings and the runoff that seeps into their stonework from the marshy subsoil below, the city faces a literal erosion of its history.[citation needed] There is much work going on with some of the buildings, yet there are so many buildings in need of restoration, and Lviv clearly only has so much money to spend on such things, that it is difficult for the city to maintain them all in the manner necessary. There are many large chunks and blocks of the oldest buildings sometimes sitting next to them on the sidewalks.[citation needed] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 577 KB) Summary Image taken from Wikipedia ru:львов; it is licensed under GFDL Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2288x1712, 577 KB) Summary Image taken from Wikipedia ru:львов; it is licensed under GFDL Licensing Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Lviv Opera and Ballet Theater The Lviv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Solomiya Krushelnytska (Ukrainian: , Lvivskyi Derzhavnyi Akademichnyi Teatr Opery ta Baletu eemeni Solomii Krushelnytskoii) is an opera and theater house located in Lviv, Ukraine. ...


One notes old cobblestone streets in many areas of the historic center, often in need of repair and better suited to pedestrians than bicycles and vehicles. In some areas, one sees cobblestone roads with repair patches of asphalt, and often parts of the road, with little drainage system, retain large puddles of water after rains that the cars must plunge through.[citation needed] A cobblestone-covered street Cobblestones are stones used in the pavement of early streets. ...


Pictures of Lviv


Monuments in Lviv

Monument dedicated to Nikifor.
Monument dedicated to Nikifor.

Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 800 pixel, file size: 284 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Monument to Nykyfor Drovniak. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (600 × 800 pixel, file size: 284 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Monument to Nykyfor Drovniak. ... Monument to Nikifor in Krynica. ... Monument to Nikifor in Krynica. ... The Good Soldier Å vejk is an unfinished satirical novel by Jaroslav HaÅ¡ek. ... Adam Mickiewicz. ... Memorial of Ivan Pidkova in Lviv Ioan Potcoavă (or Ivan Pidkova - Іван Підкова in Ukrainian; also known as Ioan Sarpega, Ioan CreÅ£ul, and allegedly baptized as Nicoară Potcoavă; d. ... Taras Shevchenko Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: ) (March 9, 1814 [O.S. February 25] – March 10, 1861 [O.S. February 26]) was a Ukrainian poet, also an artist and a humanist. ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   [] (May 18, 1920, Wadowice, Poland – April 2, 2005, Vatican City) reigned as... Jan KiliÅ„ski - (1760-1819 was one of the most illustrious commanders of the KoÅ›ciuszko Uprising. ... Ivan Franko Ivan Franko (Іван Франко) (August 15, 1856 – May 28, 1916) was a Ukrainian poet and writer, social and literary critic, journalist, economist, and political activist. ... Monument to King Danylo in Lviv. ... Saint-George is a municipality with 695 inhabitants (as of 2003) in the district of Aubonne in the canton of Vaud, Switzerland. ... Mykhailo Serhiyovych Hrushevsky (Ukrainian: ; Kholm (29 September 1866 [O.S. 17 June] — Kislovodsk, 26 November 1934) was a Ukrainian historian and statesman, one of the most important figures of the Ukrainian national revival of the early 20th century. ... Wojciech Bartos(z) GÅ‚owacki (1758–1794), known also as Bartosz GÅ‚owacki, was a Polish peasant and the most famous member of the kosynierzy (peasant volunteer infantry) during the KoÅ›ciuszko Uprising in 1794. ... The name may refer to Ivan Fedorov (printer) -- the first Russian printer Ivan Fedorov (navigator) -- Russian navigator, commanding officer of the expedition to northern Alaska in 1732. ... The Taj Mahal, commissioned by the Muslim Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, as a mausoleum for his wife, Arjumand Banu Begum. ... The term Virgin Mary has several different meanings: Mary, the mother of Jesus, the historical and multi-denominational concept of Mary Blessed Virgin Mary, the Roman Catholic theological and doctrinal concept of Mary Marian apparitions shrines to the Virgin Mary Virgin Mary in Islam, the Islamic theological and doctrinal concept...

Religion

The front façade of the St. George's Cathedral, which belongs to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
The front façade of the St. George's Cathedral, which belongs to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

Lviv is an important religious center in Ukraine. The city is the main center of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, and until August 21, 2005 — the center for the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. About 35% of all religious structures belong to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, 11.5% belong to the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, about 9% belong to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchate, and about 6% — to the Roman Catholic Church. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 103 KB) Summary -- façade: mounted statue of st. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (960x1280, 103 KB) Summary -- façade: mounted statue of st. ... West façade of the Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral A facade (or façade) is the exterior of a building – especially the front, but also sometimes the sides and rear. ... St. ... The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), also known as the Ukrainian Catholic Church, is one of the successor Churches to the acceptance of Christianity by Grand Prince Vladimir the Great (Ukrainian Volodymyr) of Kiev (Kyiv), in 988. ... The Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine is part of the worldwide Roman Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope and curia in Rome. ... is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), also known as the Ukrainian Catholic Church, is one of the successor Churches to the acceptance of Christianity by Grand Prince Vladimir the Great (Ukrainian Volodymyr) of Kiev (Kyiv), in 988. ... In 1921 a Synod created the Ukrainian Autocephalous Orthodox Church (UAOC) in Kiev and ordained Metropolitan Vasyl (Lypkivsky) as its head. ... Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kiev Patriarchy (Ukrainian: ; Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kievan Patriarchate or UOC-KP) is one of the two major Orthodox churches in Ukraine [1] The modern history of the church begins in August, 1989, when the parish of the Church of Sts. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic...


Up to 2005, Lviv was the only city where there were two Cardinals: Lubomyr Husar (UGCC) and Marian Jaworski (RCC). The coat of arms of a Cardinal are indicated by a red galero (wide-brimmed hat) with 15 tassels on each side (the motto and escutcheon are proper to the individual Cardinal). ... Lubomyr Cardinal Husar (Ukrainian: ) (born 26 February 1933) is a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, a minority church in Ukraine but the second largest sui juris church in full communion with the Holy See. ... The Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (UGCC), also known as the Ukrainian Catholic Church, is one of the successor Churches to the acceptance of Christianity by Grand Prince Vladimir the Great (Ukrainian Volodymyr) of Kiev (Kyiv), in 988. ... His Eminence Marian Cardinal Jaworski (born 21 August 1926) is a Cardinal Priest and Archbishop of Lviv of the Latins in the Roman Catholic Church. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Pope · Archbishop of Canterbury Patriarch of Constantinople Christianity Portal This box:      The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic...


In June of 2001, Pope John Paul II visited Lviv. He visited the Latin Cathedral, St. George's Cathedral, and the Armenian Cathedral. Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   [] (May 18, 1920, Wadowice, Poland – April 2, 2005, Vatican City) reigned as... St. ...


Museums and art galleries

There are many museums and art galleries in Lviv, most notable are the National Gallery, Museum of Religion (formerly Museum of Atheism) and National Museum (formerly Museum of Industry).


Sport

Historically, Lviv was one of the most important centres for sport in Central Europe. The first professional football club, Czarni Lwów, was opened in 1903, and the first stadium was opened in 1913. Currently, Lviv is home to several major professional football clubs and a number of smaller clubs. FC Karpaty Lviv, founded in 1963, plays in the first division of Ukrainian Premier League. Sometimes, the youth of Lviv assemble on the central street, Freedom Avenue, to watch and cheer an outdoor broadcast of the games. Central Europe The Alpine Countries and the Visegrád Group (Political map, 2004) Central Europe is the region lying between the variously and vaguely defined areas of Eastern and Western Europe. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Czarni Lwów was the first Polish professional sports club. ... FC Karpaty Lviv (Ukrainian: ) is a Ukrainian professional football club from the city of Lviv. ... Professional football league of Ukraine logo The Ukrainian Premier League (Ukrainian: , Vyscha Liha) is the highest division of Ukrainian annual football championship. ...


Lviv's to-be renovated Ukraina Stadium will host three group matches during EURO 2012. Ukraina Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Lviv, Ukraine. ... The 2012 European Football Championship is being contested for by five bids representing seven countries. ...


Music

Lviv is the hometown of the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 winner Ruslana and has since her victory become a huge hit around Europe. The modern logo was introduced for the 2004 Contest (in Istanbul) to create a consistent visual identity. ... Ruslana Stepanivna Lyzhychko (born May 24, 1973 in Lviv, Ukraine, Ukrainian: ) is a singer, dancer, producer, composer, conductor, and piano player. ...


Films and books featuring Lviv

Portions of Schindler's List were shot in the Lviv city center, as it was less expensive to do so than in Kraków. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Motto: Ex navicula navis (From a boat, a ship) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lesser Poland Powiat city county Gmina Kraków City Rights June 5th, 1257 Government  - Mayor Jacek Majchrowski Area  - City 326. ...


Part of the Austrian road-movie Blue Moon were shot in various parts of Lviv. Blue Moon is an Austrian movie written and directed by Andrea Maria Dusl in 2002. ...


Portions of the movie and novel Everything Is Illuminated take place on Lviv. This article is about the book. ...


Brian R.Banks' Muse & Messiah: The Life, Imagination & Legacy of Bruno Schulz (1892-1942) contains several pages discussing the history and cultural-social life of the city and its region from earliest time. A CD-ROM included with the book contains the first English map of nearby Drohobych with many old and new photographs. Drohobych (Ukrainian: , German: , Polish: , Russian: ) is a city located at the confluence of the Tysmenytsia river and Seret, a tributary of the latter, in the Lviv Oblast (province), in western Ukraine. ...


Sister cities

Rockwell Museum Corning is a city in Steuben County, New York, United States, on the Chemung River. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Motto: Ex navicula navis (From a boat, a ship) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lesser Poland Powiat city county Gmina Kraków City Rights June 5th, 1257 Government  - Mayor Jacek Majchrowski Area  - City 326. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... For other uses, see Winnipeg (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Motto: Miasto spotkaÅ„ (the meeting place) Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Lower Silesian Powiat city county Gmina WrocÅ‚aw Established 10th century City Rights 1262 Government  - Mayor RafaÅ‚ Dutkiewicz Area  - City 292. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Poland. ... Eskilstuna River and Gamla Stan (Old Town) Klosters church of Eskilstuna. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bosnia_and_Herzegovina. ... For other uses, see Novi Sad (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Serbia. ... Anthem Serbia() on the European continent() Capital (and largest city) Belgrade Official languages Serbian 1 Recognised regional languages Hungarian, Croatian, Slovak, Romanian, Rusyn 2 Albanian 3 Government Semi-presidential republic  -  President Boris Tadić  -  Prime Minister Vojislav KoÅ¡tunica Establishment  -  Formation 812   -  Kingdom established 1217   -  Empire established 1346   -  Independence lost to... This article refers to the city in Baden-Württemberg. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... Image File history File links Flag_of_Russia. ... Kutaisi (Georgian: ; ancient names: Aea/Aia, Kutatisi, Kutaïssi ) is Georgias second largest city in the western province of Imereti. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia. ...

Economy

The rapidly growing Lviv economy is an emerging market. It has a relatively large population, and is one of the biggest cities in Ukraine.


The current city economy is an example of a post-Soviet era developing city. Lviv has many issues, such as problems with infrastructure, streets in disrepair, pollution, including heavy downtown car pollution during the weekdays, some local corruption, and irregularities in water supply with especially a difficulty for many residents to obtain hot water.[citation needed]


According to the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, the average salary in the Lviv Oblast is a little smaller than the average Ukrainian salary, which as of September 2006 was about 1004.1 UAH or roughly 200 USD. Sources State Statistics Committee of Ukraine Categories: | | ... Lviv Oblast is an oblast of western Ukraine, created on December 4, 1939. ... ISO 4217 Code UAH User(s) Ukraine Inflation 11. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


In 2006, Ukraine's economic freedom was rated at 3.24, where a rating of one is deemed relatively more free than a rating of five points. According to the World Bank classification, Lviv is a lower middle-income city.


Despite its challenges, the city is bustling and there is great energy on the streets. The streets are crammed with vendors hawking their wares from vegetables and fruits, meats and pastries, to books, clothes, traditional cultural items, and tourist gifts, now that the Soviet-era system has been abandoned. There are many restaurants, and shops as well as those that sell all manner of goods including expensive top of the line western made goods and appliances.[citation needed]


There is an interesting mixture of the past and modern times in Lviv; one may see peasants from the countryside selling their wares outside, near to a cell phone shop situated in a medieval building.


Banking and money trading make up an important part of the economy, with many banks and exchange offices scattered throughout the city.


Education

The front façade of the Lviv University, the oldest university in Ukraine.
The front façade of the Lviv University, the oldest university in Ukraine.

Lviv is one of the most important education centres of Ukraine. It is home to three major universities and a number of smaller schools of higher education. There are 8 institutes of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine, more than 40 research institutes, 3 academies and 11 state-owned colleges. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 584 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo made by my brother, Alex Zelenko. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 599 pixel Image in higher resolution (2288 × 1712 pixel, file size: 584 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo made by my brother, Alex Zelenko. ... West façade of the Notre-Dame de Strasbourg Cathedral A facade (or façade) is the exterior of a building – especially the front, but also sometimes the sides and rear. ... The building of the University. ... // This is a partial list of universities in Ukraine, by city. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... The National Academy of Science of Ukraine is the highest state research organization in Ukraine. ...


Universities

  • Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical Academy - (Львiвський Національний Медичний Унiверситет iм. Данила Галицького)
  • Lviv University – (Львівський національний університет імені Івана Франка)
  • Lviv Polytechnic – (Національний університет "Львівська політехніка")
  • Ukrainian Catholic University – (Український Католицький Університет )

Danylo Halytsky Lviv National Medical University (Latin: ), (Ukrainian: ), formerly known as Lvov State Medical Institute, earlier - Faculty of Medicine of the John Casimir University, and before that Faculty of Medicine of the Francis I University, is one of the oldest and biggest medical universities in Ukraine. ... The building of the University. ... Lviv Polytechnic (full name Lviv Polytechnic National University, Ukrainian Національний університет Львівська політехн&#1110... The Ukrainian Catholic University (Ukrainian: , Ukrainskyy Katolytskyy Universytet) is a Catholic university in Lviv, Ukraine, affiliated with the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. ...

Tourist attractions

The 750 year old city in the spring.

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750th Anniversary

In September 2006, Lviv celebrated 750 years of history. One of the largest events was a light show around the Lviv Opera House. Lviv Opera and Ballet Theater The Lviv State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater of Solomiya Krushelnytska (Ukrainian: , Lvivskyi Derzhavnyi Akademichnyi Teatr Opery ta Baletu eemeni Solomii Krushelnytskoii) is an opera and theater house located in Lviv, Ukraine. ...

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References

  1. ^ Ethnic groups in Lviv, 2001 Ukrainian Census
  2. ^ See also: Lviv International Airport official website
  3. ^ L'viv – the Ensemble of the Historic Centre, UNESCO - World Heritage. URL Accessed: 30 October 2006

The first Ukrainian Census after the dissolution of the Soviet Union was carried out by State Statistics Committee of Ukraine on December 5, 2001, twelve years after the last All-Union census in 1989. ...

See also

  • city-adm.lviv.ua — Official city website (Ukrainian)
  • lviv.ua — Directory of Lviv-related websites
  • Lviv Rail Terminal — Official Website
  • Lviv Life — Lviv City Guide
  • FC Karpaty Lviv — Official website
  • Lviv Tourist Information — Official website


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Administrative divisions of Lviv Oblast, Ukraine Flag of Ukraine

Raions: Brodivskyi | Buskyi | Drohobytskyi | Horodotskyi | Kamianka-Buzkyi | Mostyskyi | Mykolaivskyi | Peremyshlianskyi | Pustomytivskyi | Radekhivskyi | Sambirskyi | Skolivskyi | Sokalskyi | Starosambirskyi | Stryiskyi | Turkivskyi | Yavorivskyi | Zhovkivskyi | Zhydachivskyi | Zolochivskyi Image File history File links Lwiw-oblast-COA.PNG uk: Львівська область, герб File links The following pages link to this file: Lviv Lviv Oblast Drohobych Boryslav Chervonohrad Komarno Brody Zolochiv Belz Mykolaiv, Lviv Oblast Stryi Sokal Zhovkva Sambir Yavoriv Khodoriv Zhydachiv Rava Ruska Stary Sambir Dobromil Kamyanka-Buzka Template:Cities in Lviv... Lviv Oblast is an oblast of western Ukraine, created on December 4, 1939. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Ukraine. ... Raions of Ukraine (Ukrainian: ) are small territorial units of subdivision of Ukraine. ... Brodivskyi Raion (Ukrainian: , translit: Brodivs’kyi raion) is a raion (district) of the Lviv Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. ... Drohobych Raion (Ukrainian: , translit: Drohobyts’kyi raion) is a raion (district) of the Lviv Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. ...

Cities: Belz | Bibrka | Boryslav | Brody | Busk | Chervonohrad | Dobromyl | Drohobych | Dubliany | Hlyniany | Horodok | Kamianka-Buzka | Khodoriv | Khyriv | Komarno | Lviv | Morshyn | Mostyska | Mykolaiv | Novoiavorivske | Novyi Kalyniv | Novyi Rozdil | Peremyshliany | Pustomyty | Radekhiv | Rava-Ruska | Rudky | Sambir | Skole | Sokal | Sosnivka | Staryi Sambir | Stebnyk | Stryi | Sudova Vyshnia | Truskavets | Turka | Uhniv | Velyki Mosty | Vynnyky | Yavoriv | Zhovkva | Zhydachiv | Zolochiv As of January 1, 2006 there are 457 cities (Ukrainian: мiсто, misto) in Ukraine. ... Belz Coat of Arms 1772 Belz (Ukrainian: , Polish: BeÅ‚z, Yiddish: בעלז), a small town in the Lviv Oblast (province) of western Ukraine, near the border with Poland, is located between the Solokiya river (affluent of the Bug river) and the Rzeczyca stream. ... Location of Bibrka within Ukraine Bibrka (Ukrainian Бібрка), is a city in western Ukraine about 29 km southeast of Lviv on PI29. ... Boryslav as seen from the former castle hill Boryslav (Ukrainian: , Polish: ) is a town in the Lviv Oblast of Western Ukraine, on Tysmenitsa River (tributary of Dniester). ... Tarnopol Voivodeship bis 17 September 1939, location the city A church in Brody (1625). ... Busk (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Krystynopol is a city in the Ukraine. ... Dobromyl (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine. ... Drohobych (Ukrainian: , German: , Polish: , Russian: ) is a city located at the confluence of the Tysmenytsia river and Seret, a tributary of the latter, in the Lviv Oblast (province), in western Ukraine. ... Dubliany (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Hlyniany (Ukrainian: ) is a small city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Horodok (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Kamianka-Buzka Coat of Arms Kamianka-Buzka (Ukrainian: , translit. ... Khodoriv (Ukrainian: ) - is a city in the Lviv Oblast of western Ukraine. ... Khyriv (Ukrainian: ) is a small city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Komarno (Ukrainian: ) is a city located in the Horodotsky Raion (district) of the Lviv Oblast (province) in western Ukraine. ... Morshyn (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Mostyska (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Mykolaiv, or Mykolayiv, is a city in Lviv Oblast of Ukraine. ... Novoiavorivske (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Novyi Kalyniv (Ukrainian: ) is a small city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Novyi Rozdil (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Peremyshliany (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Pustomyty (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Radekhiv (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Rava Ruska (Polish: ) is a town in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, near the border with Poland. ... Rudky (Ukrainian: ) is a small city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Sambir is a city in western Ukraine, close to the border with Poland. ... yeah !!!! BITHCES !!!! ... Alan David Sokal (born 1955) is a physicist at New York University. ... Sosnivka (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Staryi Sambir (Ukrainian: , Polish: ) is a city in the Lviv Oblast of western Ukraine, close to the border with Poland. ... Stebnyk is a town in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, close to the border with Poland. ... Stryi (Ukrainian: , Polish: Stryj, also known as Stryy, Stryia and Stry) is a city located on the left bank of the Stryi River in the Lviv Oblast (province) of western Ukraine (in the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains). ... Sudova Vyshnia (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Truskavets (Polish: ) is a town in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine, close to the border with Poland. ... Turka, Ukraine (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Uhniv (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Velyki Mosty (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Vynnyky (Ukrainian: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast (province) of Ukraine. ... Yavoriv (Ukrainian: ), a city in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine about 50 km west of Lviv. ... Government Country Oblast Raion Ukraine Lviv Oblast Zhovkivskyi Raion Founded 1597 City rights 1603 Geographical characteristics Area  - City 7. ... Zhydachiv (Ukrainian: ; Polish: ) is a city in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine. ... Zolochiv (Ukrainian: ; Polish: ; Russian: , translit. ...

Urban-type settlements: Slavske | Olesko | more... As of January 1, 2006 there are 886 urban-type settlements (Ukrainian: , translit. ... Slavske (Ukrainian: , Polish: ) is a popular ski resort town in the Eastern Beskids range of the Carpathian mountains in western Ukraine with a population of 3,700. ... Coat of arms of Olesko, 1936. ... As of January 1, 2006 there are 886 urban-type settlements (Ukrainian: , translit. ...

Villages: Hai | Rykhtychi | Sianky | Skelivka | more... Hai (Ukrainian: Гаї) is a village in Brodivskyi Raion of Lviv Oblast, Ukraine. ... Rykhtychi (Ukrainian: Рихтичі, (Polish: Rychcice ) is a village in Lviv Oblast, Drohobych region, Ukraine (zip code - 82151). ... Sianky (Ukrainian: ; Polish: ) is a village in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine on the Sian River. ... Country Ukraine Oblast Lviv Founded 1374 Area  - Village 3. ...

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