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City of regional significance
Лвов Галиција.jpg
View of the Market Square, and Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
Flag of Lviv
Coat of arms of Lviv
Coat of arms
Official logo of Lviv
Motto: "Semper fidelis"
Country  Ukraine
Municipality Lviv
Founded 1240–1247
Magdeburg law 1356
 • Total 182.01 km2 (70.27 sq mi)
Elevation 296 m (971 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 730,272
 • Density 4,298/km2 (11,130/sq mi)
 • Demonym Leopolitan
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 79000
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
Website Lviv.Travel (English)
City-Adm.Lviv.UA (Ukrainian)

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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