From top down: Historic Centre of Lviv, Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the Market Square
|Coordinates: 49°49′48″N 24°00′51″E / 49.83000°N 24.01417°ECoordinates: 49°49′48″N 24°00′51″E / 49.83000°N 24.01417°E|
|• Mayor||Andriy Sadovyi|
|• Total||182.01 km2 (70.27 sq mi)|
|Elevation||296 m (971 ft)|
|• Density||3,982/km2 (10,310/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|Area code(s)||+380 32(2)|
|Licence plate||BC (before 2004: ТА, ТВ, ТН, ТС)|
|Sister cities||Corning, Freiburg, Grozny, Kraków, Lublin, Novi Sad, Przemyśl, Saint Petersburg, Whitstable, Winnipeg, Wolfsburg, Rochdale|
Lviv (Ukrainian: Львів) is the capital city of Lviv Oblast in Ukraine. 860,000 people live in Lviv. 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.
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- ↑ 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.
- ↑  Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine 2001 estimate. URL accessed on June 20, 2006