Lvov or Lviv is a major city in western Ukraine, the administrative centre of Lviv Oblast, and designated as its own raion (district) within that oblast.

The city has many industries and institutions of higher education such as the Lviv University and the Lviv Polytechnic. It has a philharmonic orchestra and The Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet.


The city still receives many Polish tourists and, as relations between Ukraine and Poland finally improve, this is set to increase. The city itself has a wonderful array of attractions, particularly for those interested in the history of this part of the world.

The historic city centre is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lviv celebrated its 750th anniversary with a son et lumiere in the city centre in September 2006.

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