Lviv

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Lviv

Львів
Ukrainian transcription(s)
 • NationalLviv
 • ALA-LCL′viv
 • BGN/PCGNL’viv
 • ScholarlyL′viv
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Flag of Lviv
Flag
Coat of arms of Lviv
Coat of arms
Official logo of Lviv
Motto(s): 
Lviv is located in Ukraine
Lviv
Lviv
Location of Lviv in Ukraine
Lviv is located in Europe
Lviv
Lviv
Lviv (Europe)
Coordinates: 49°49′48″N 24°00′51″E / 49.83000°N 24.01417°E / 49.83000; 24.01417Coordinates: 49°49′48″N 24°00′51″E / 49.83000°N 24.01417°E / 49.83000; 24.01417
Country Ukraine
Oblast Lviv Oblast
MunicipalityLviv
Founded1240–1247
Magdeburg law1356
Government
 • MayorAndriy Sadovyi
Area
 • Total182.01 km2 (70.27 sq mi)
Elevation
296 m (971 ft)
Population
 (January 2019)
 • Total724,713[1]
 • Density3,982/km2 (10,310/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Leopolitan
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal codes
79000–79490
Area code(s)+380 32(2)
Licence plateBC (before 2004: ТА, ТВ, ТН, ТС)
Sister citiesCorning, Freiburg, Grozny, Kraków, Lublin, Novi Sad, Przemyśl, Saint Petersburg, Whitstable, Winnipeg, Wolfsburg, Rochdale
Websitecity-adm.lviv.ua

Lviv (Ukrainian: Львів) is the capital city of Lviv Oblast in Ukraine. 860,000 people live in Lviv.[2] 88% of the people living there are Ukrainian, 8% are Russian, and 1% are Polish. An extra 200,000 people commute to Lviv every day for work.

During the city's history, it was ruled by many countries. When part of Poland it was called Lwów (pronounced and sometimes spelled Lvov). In German, it was known as Lemberg, that was part of the Austrian and Austro-Hungarian Empires and again under Nazi German occupation. From 1350 until 1772 it belonged to the Kingdom of Poland and from 1918 to 1939 to the Republic of Poland.

References[change | change source]

  1. Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 лютого 2020 року (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. 2019. p. 49. ISBN 978-966-8459-82-5.
  2. [1] 2001 estimate. URL accessed on June 20, 2006