Lviv

Lviv
Львів
City of regional significance
Лвов Галиција.jpg
View of the Market Square
Flag of Lviv
Flag
Coat of arms of Lviv
Coat of arms
Official logo of Lviv
Logo
Motto(s): Semper fidelis
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°49′48″N 24°00′51″E / 49.83000; 24.01417
CountryUkraine
OblastLviv Oblast
MunicipalityLviv
Founded1240–1247
Magdeburg law1356
Government
 • MayorAndriy Sadovyi
Area
 • Total182.01 km2 (70.27 sq mi)
Elevation296 m (971 ft)
Population (2017)
 • Total727,968[1]
 • Density4,008/km2 (10,380/sq mi)
 • DemonymLeopolitan
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal codes79000–79490
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 [lʲʋiu̯] (About this sound listen); Russian: Львов Lvov [lʲvof]; Polish: Lwów [lvuf] (About this sound listen); German: Lemberg; Latin: Leopolis; see also other names) is the largest city in western Ukraine and the seventh-largest city in the country overall, with a population of around 728,350 as of 2016. Lviv is one of the main cultural centres of Ukraine.

Named in honor of Leo, the eldest son of Daniel, King of Ruthenia, it was the capital of the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia (also called Kingdom of Rus')[2] from 1272 to 1349, when it was conquered by King Casimir III the Great who then became known as the King of Poland and Rus'. From 1434, it was the regional capital of the Ruthenian Voivodeship in the Kingdom of Poland. In 1772, after the First Partition of Poland, the city became the capital of the Habsburg Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria. In 1918, for a short time, it was the capital of the West Ukrainian People's Republic. Between the wars, the city was the centre of the Lwów Voivodeship in the Second Polish Republic.

After the German-Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939, Lviv became part of the Soviet Union, and in 1944–46 there was a population exchange between Poland and Soviet Ukraine. In 1991, it became part of the independent nation of Ukraine.

Administratively, Lviv serves as the administrative center of Lviv Oblast and has the status of city of oblast significance.

Lviv was the centre of the historical region of Galicia. The historical heart of the city, with its old buildings and cobblestone streets, survived Soviet and German occupations during World War II largely unscathed. The city has many industries and institutions of higher education such as Lviv University and Lviv Polytechnic. Lviv is also the home of many cultural institutions, including a philharmonic orchestra and the Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet. The historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Names

Besides its Ukrainian name, the city is also known by several other names in different languages: Polish: Lwów; German: Lemberg, Yiddish: לעמבערג‎, Lemberg, or לעמבעריק, Lèmberik; Russian: Львов, Lvov; Hungarian: Ilyvó; Serbo-Croatian: Lavov; Romanian: Liov; Latin: Leopolis; Crimean Tatar: İlbav; see also other names.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Lwif
Alemannisch: Lemberg
አማርኛ: ልቪቭ
Ænglisc: Lembeorg
Аҧсшәа: Львив
العربية: لفيف
aragonés: Lviv
asturianu: Lviv
azərbaycanca: Lvov
تۆرکجه: لووف
башҡортса: Львов
беларуская: Львоў
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Львоў
български: Лвов
Boarisch: Lemberg
bosanski: Lavov
brezhoneg: Lviv
català: Lviv
Чӑвашла: Львов
Cebuano: L'viv
čeština: Lvov
dansk: Lviv
Deutsch: Lwiw
eesti: Lviv
Ελληνικά: Λβιβ
эрзянь: Львов ош
español: Leópolis
Esperanto: Lvivo
euskara: Lviv
فارسی: لووف
føroyskt: Ljviv
français: Lviv
galego: Lviv
한국어: 리비우
Հայերեն: Լվով
hornjoserbsce: Lwów
hrvatski: Lavov
Ido: Lviv
Bahasa Indonesia: Lviv
Interlingue: Lviv
Ирон: Львов
íslenska: Lviv
italiano: Leopoli
עברית: לבוב
Basa Jawa: Lviv
kalaallisut: Lviv
ქართული: ლვოვი
қазақша: Львов
Кыргызча: Львов
кырык мары: Львов
Latina: Leopolis
latviešu: Ļvova
lietuvių: Lvovas
lumbaart: Leopul
magyar: Lviv
македонски: Лавов
मराठी: लिव्हिव
монгол: Львов
Nederlands: Lviv
日本語: リヴィウ
norsk: Lviv
norsk nynorsk: Lviv
occitan: Lviv
олык марий: Львов
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Lvov
Pälzisch: Lembärsch
پنجابی: لویو
Papiamentu: Lviv
Piemontèis: Lviv
polski: Lwów
Ποντιακά: Λβιβ
português: Lviv
qırımtatarca: İlbav
română: Liov
Runa Simi: Lwiw
русиньскый: Львів
русский: Львов
саха тыла: Львов
sardu: Lviv
Scots: Lviv
sicilianu: Liòpuli
Simple English: Lviv
slovenčina: Ľvov
slovenščina: Lvov
ślůnski: Lymberg
کوردی: لڤیڤ
српски / srpski: Lavov
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Lavov
suomi: Lviv
svenska: Lviv
தமிழ்: லிவீவ்
татарча/tatarça: Львов
ไทย: ลวีฟ
тоҷикӣ: Львив
Türkçe: Lviv
Türkmençe: Lwiw
тыва дыл: Львив
українська: Львів
اردو: لیویو
vèneto: Leopołi
vepsän kel’: L'vov
Tiếng Việt: Lviv
Volapük: L'viv
Võro: Lviv
Winaray: Lviv
ייִדיש: לעמבערג
粵語: 利維夫
中文: 利沃夫