Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine (Ivano-Frankovsk)

The capital city of Ivano-Frankivsk oblast: Ivano-Frankivsk.

Ivano-Frankivsk region overview

Ivano-Frankivsk (Ivano-Frankovsk) oblast is situated in the southwest of Ukraine, on the border of two natural geographical areas: the East-European Plain and the Ukrainian Carpathian.

The region borders on Republic of Romania. Ivano-Frankivsk is the capital city.

Population (2013) - 1,382,000 (3.03%, 12th place).

Land area - 13,928 sq. km. (2.3%, 22nd place).

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast flag

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast flag

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast coat of arms

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast coat of arms

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast map location


Ivano-Frankivsk region features

Ivano-Frankivsk region has a favorable geographical position. It is an important junction of railways located near other European countries.

The oblast is rich in recreational resources (about 100 sources of mineral waters), forests (45% of the territory), mineral resources (oil, natural gas, brown coal).

Local climatic conditions are favorable for agriculture. The climate is temperate continental. On the flat part of the region, winters are mild (the average temperature in January ranges from -4 to -5,5 degrees C), and summers are warm (18-19 degrees C in July).

In the Carpathians, the climate is more severe and humid; the average January temperature ranges from -6 to -9 degrees C, July - from 17 to 6 degrees C.

The region is rich in natural reserves and parks: “Gorgany” natural reserve (5.3 thousand hectares); Carpathian, Galitsky and “Huzulschyna” natural parks (97.5 thousand hectares or about 50% of all protected natural areas in the region); Dniester and Polyanitsky regional landscape parks (38.4 thousand hectares), etc.

The province has 14 districts, 15 towns and 765 villages.

Ivano-Frankivsk region nature

Ivano-Frankivsk region nature

Ivano-Frankivsk region nature

Author: Ihor Bobyk

Ivano-Frankovsk region nature

Ivano-Frankovsk region nature

Author: Ihor Bobyk

Ivano-Frankivsk region scenery

Ivano-Frankivsk region scenery

Author: Witwicki Oleg


Tourism in Ivano-Frankivsk region

The remarkable nature of Ivano-Frankivsk region, rich natural relief, good climate, pure mountain air, inexhaustible sources of medicinal mineral waters create favorable conditions for development of sanatorium and resort treatment and tourism.

In the oblast, there are five resort areas and eleven health centers. Climatic treatment, mineral baths are used for recreational therapy.

Also, Ivano-Frankivsk region has the most developed ski resort in Ukraine - Bukovel.

Vygodskaya railway (“Carpathian tram”) is used for tourism.

Ivano-Frankivsk region economy

Industry: power generation, oil and natural gas extraction, chemical and petrochemical production, food processing.

Agriculture: cattle farming; plant-growing is mainly concentrated on flax, sugar beets and grains.

Ivano-Frankivsk oblast, Ukraine photos

Ivano-Frankivsk region views

Ivano-Frankivsk region view

Ivano-Frankivsk region view

Author: Witwicki Oleg

Ivano-Frankivsk province view

Ivano-Frankivsk province view

Author: Dmitriy Tkachenko

Ivano-Frankivsk region picture

Ivano-Frankivsk region picture

Author: Dmitriy Tkachenko


Ivano-Frankivsk province sights

Ivano-Frankivsk region medieval castle

Ivano-Frankivsk region medieval castle

Author: Kotlyarov

Ivano-Frankivsk medieval castle

Ivano-Frankivsk medieval castle

Author: Kotlyarov

Ivano-Frankivsk province church

Ivano-Frankivsk province church

Author: Wlodzimierz Macewicz


Ivano-Frankivsk region church

Ivano-Frankivsk region church

Ivano-Frankivsk region church

Author: Witwicki Oleg


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