Lviv region, Ukraine (Lvov)

The capital city of Lviv oblast: Lviv.

Lviv region overview

Lviv oblast is situated in the western part of Ukraine. In the west, the region borders on Poland. Lviv is the capital city.

Population (2013) - 2,537,000 (5.58%, 4th place).

Land area - 21,833 sq. km. (3.61%, 17th place).

Lviv oblast flag

Lviv oblast flag

Lviv oblast coat of arms

Lviv oblast coat of arms

Lviv oblast map location


Lviv region info

The length of Lviv region from north to south is 240 km, from west to east - 210 km.

From 1918 to 1939, the territory of present Lviv region was the part of Lviv voevode of Poland. In 1939, the territory of the region was annexed by the Soviet Union and became the part of the Ukrainian SSR.

Today, Lviv province is the most urbanized region in the west of Ukraine. The region includes 20 districts; 44 towns, 34 town type settlements and 1,850 villages.

The territory is cut with dense river system that forms the main Black Sea - Baltic sea watershed.

Lviv region economy

Industry: food-processing, oil and gas extraction, coal mining, machine-building, power generation; the leading national producer of buses.

Agriculture: grains, sugar beets, potatoes, vegetables; cattle and poultry farming.

The region has deposits of energy resources: natural gas (about 300 billion m3), oil, coal (about 1,2 billion tons, Lviv-Volyn coal basin located in the north of the region).

The area has one of the most developed transport networks in Ukraine. Railways, roads, pipelines, power lines connecting Ukraine with the countries of Central Europe pass through the region.

Lviv city has an international airport. The flights to Kyiv, Moscow, Warsaw, Naples, Munich, Istanbul are available.

Lviv region nature

Lviv region nature

Lviv region nature

Author: Oleh Kindiy

Lviv province nature

Lviv province nature

Author: Andriy Verh

Lviv region scenery

Lviv region scenery

Author: Kabliuk Natalia


Lviv region features

The climate is temperate continental with long warm wet summer (often hot, cooler in the mountains) and mild winters (often with thaws).

The average July temperature is plus 18 degrees Celsius in the plains (Lviv) and about plus 13 degrees Celsius in the mountains, in January - minus 4 degrees C and up to minus 7 degrees C respectively.

Interesting fact. In 2012, the number of cars in the region was the lowest among all other regions of Ukraine - 103 cars per 1000 inhabitants (the average level in Ukraine was 187 cars per 1000 inhabitants).

In 2008, the province was the third in Ukraine in the number of theaters (after Kiev and Dnepropetrovsk regions), the fourth in the number of universities (after Kiev, Donetsk and Kharkov regions) and in the number of students per 10,000 people (after Kiev, Kharkov and Sevastopol).

The region is rich in mineral waters of different chemical composition. There are more than 100 mineral springs, dozens of sanatoriums.

For sightseeing and tourism, you can visit a lot of interesting architectural and historical monuments (plenty of them can be found in Lviv) as well as museums, theaters.

Lviv oblast, Ukraine photos

Lviv province views

Lviv province view

Lviv province view

Author: Marcin Jedrowiak

Lviv region view

Lviv region view

Author: Mostogorskiy

Lviv region picture

Lviv region picture

Author: Jan Mehlich


Lviv region churches

Lviv region church

Lviv region church

Author: Viktor Gorbatch

Lviv region wooden church

Lviv region wooden church

Author: Victor Gromyk

Lviv province wooden church

Lviv province wooden church

Author: Oleh Kindiy


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