Lviv (Львів), Ukraine (Україна)


  • Lviv Oblast, Ukraine
  • 49°51′0″N 24°01′0″E


  • City - 760,000 (2010 est)
  • Metro population – 1,498,000 (2010 est)


  • Founded in 1256 by King Danylo Halytskyi of the Ruthenian principality of Halych-Volhynia, and named in honour of his son, Lev
  • City has been a part of several countries over the centuries including the Kingdom of Poland, the Austrian Empire, the Second Polish Republic, the Ukranian Soviet Socialist Republic and now the Ukraine  
  • Lviv’s Polish and Austro-Hungarian history has resulted in a Central European flair in the city’s architecture that makes it one of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe.  The historic city centre of Lviv is on the UNESCO World Heritage List
  • Became a sister city of Winnipeg on November 26, 1973



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