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City of regional significance
Ukrainian transcription(s)
 • National Lviv
 • ALA-LC L′viv
 • BGN/PCGN L’viv
 • Scholarly L′viv
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From top down: Historic Centre of Lviv, Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet, the Market Square
Flag of Lviv
Coat of arms of Lviv
Coat of arms
Official logo of Lviv
Lviv is located in Ukraine
Location in Ukraine
Lviv is located in Europe
Location in Europe
Country  Ukraine
Oblast  Lviv Oblast
Municipality Lviv
Founded 1240–1247
Magdeburg law 1356
 • Total 182.01 km2 (70.27 sq mi)
296 m (971 ft)
 (January 2019)
 • Total 724,713
 • Density 3,982/km2 (10,310/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal codes
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

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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