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Lviv (Ukrainian: Львів) is the capital city of Lviv Oblast in Ukraine. 860,000 people live in Lviv.[1] 88% of the people living there are Ukrainian, 8% are Russian, and 1% are Polish. An extra 200,000 people 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 1200 until 1945 it belonged to Poland.


  1. [1] 2001 estimate. URL accessed on June 20, 2006