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Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Івано-Франківська область
Ivano-Frankivs’ka oblast’
Flag of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast Coat of arms of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Flag Coat of arms
Nickname: Івано-Франківщина  (Ukrainian)
Ivano-Frankivshchyna  (transliteration)
Prykarpattia
Map of Ukraine with Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast highlighted
Location of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (red) on the map of Ukraine (blue).
Official language(s) Ukrainian
Administrative center Ivano-Frankivsk
Largest cities Ivano-Frankivsk, Kalush, Kolomyia
Governor Mykola Paliychuk (not affiliated[1])
Oblast council
 – Chairman Ihor Myroslavovych Oliinyk (RUKh)
 – № of seats 120
Established December 4, 1939
Subdivisions
 – Raions 14
 – Cities of oblast subordinance 5
 – Cities (total) 15
 – Towns 24
 – Villages 765

[2]

Area  Ranked 22nd
 – Total 13,900 km²
 – Land  ? km² 
 – Water  ? (?%)
Population  Ranked 13th
 – Total (10/2008) 1,381,700[3]
 – Density p/ km² 
 – Average salary  UAH 889 (?%)
Time zone EET +2
 – Summer (DST) EEST +3
Abbreviations
 – Postal code 88-90xxx
 – ISO 3166-2 UA-26
 – FIPS 10-4 UP06
 – Telephone code +380-34
 – Licence plate
Official website www.if.gov.ua
Verkhovna Rada site www.rada.gov.ua

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (Ukrainian: Івано-Франківська область, translit. Ivano-Frankivs’ka oblast’; also referred to as Ivano-Frankivshchyna) is an oblast (province) in western Ukraine. Its administrative center is Ivano-Frankivsk.

In the past the area was known as Stanisławów Voivodship (1918-1939) and Stanislav Oblast (1939-1962).

Contents

Governors

Chairmen of the Executive Committee

Apr 1990 - 10 Sep 1990 Dmytro Vasylovych Zakharuk (b. 1940)

Oct 1990 - Jan 1991 Vasyl Ostapovych Pavlyk (b. 1938)

Jan 1991 - Apr 1992 Mykola Mykhailovych Yakovyna (b. 1957) NRU

Representative of the President

20 Mar 1992 - Jun 1994 Vasyl Ostapovych Pavlyk (b. 1938)

Chairman of the Executive Committee

Jun 1994 - Jul 1995 Stepan Vasylovych Volkovetsky (b. 1947) DPU

Heads of the Administration

10 Jul 1995 - 26 Feb 1997 Stepan Vasylovych Volkovetsky (s.a.) DPU

26 Feb 1997 - 19 Jan 2005 Mykhailo Vasylovych Vyshyvanyuk (b. 1952)

4 Feb 2005 - 22 Oct 2007 Roman Volodymyrovych Tkach (b. 1962) NRU

22 Oct 2007 - Mykola Vasylovych Paliychuk (b. 1971) NRU

Geography

The oblast can be divided into three regions: mountainous, premountainious, and plains. The Carpathian Mountains rise in the southern and western parts of the oblast. They occupy almost a half of the whole Oblast and are divided into Gorgany (the highest peak is the mount Syvulya (1818m)) and Chornohory (the highest peak is the mount Goverla (2061m)).

The Dniester River flows through Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. The other major rivers include Prut, Cheremosh, Bystrytsia, and others.

One third of the oblast is covered in woods. Prykarpattya possesses 10% of all national forrest resources.

The climate is mildly-continental and damp with cool summers and mild winters. The average monthly temperature in June is 18o C (~64.5o F) with 12-16o C (~53.5-61o F) in the mountains. The average monthly temperature in January is -4o C (~25o F) with -6o C (~22o F) in the mountains. The average precipitation varies annually around 650 mm (26) with 1550 mm (62) in the mountains.

Historical and Cultural Sites

  • The most recent monument of the cultural heritage was erected in the city of Kolomyya in Pokuttya. The museum "Pysanka" was built in 2000 and is the only one in the world.
  • Another interesting historical site is the cavern complex in the Dovbush Rock. The site is commemorated to the legendary freedom fighter Oleksa Dovbush who in the legend fights against the Polish szlachta. The rock complex is located about 7 miles south west from Bolekhiv near village of Bubnysche.
  • One more cultural site is located in the north of the Oblast in the small city of Rohatyn. Here is located an old church, the Church of the Holy Spirit, built back in 1598.

Subdivisions

The Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast is administratively subdivided into 14 raions (districts) as well as 5 cities (municipalities) which are directly subordinate to the oblast government: Bolekhiv, Kalush, Kolomyya, Yaremche, and the administrative center of the oblast, Ivano-Frankivsk.

Some of the main cities of the oblast are Bolekhiv, Burshtyn, Dolyna, Halych, Horodenka, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kalush, Kolomyia, Kosiv, Nadvirna, Rohatyn, Sniatyn, Tlumach, and Tysmenytsia.

Raions of the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Raions of the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
 
In English In Ukrainian Administrative Center
Bohorodchanskyi Raion Богородчанський район
Bohorodchans'kyi raion
Bohorodchany
(Urban-type settlement)
Dolynskyi Raion Долинський район
Dolyns'kyi raion
Dolyna
(City)
Halytskyi Raion Галицький район
Halyts'kyi raion
Halych
(City)
Horodenkivskyi Raion Городенківський район
Horodenkivs'kyi raion
Horodenka
(City)
Kaluskyi Raion Калуський район
Kalus'kyi raion
Kalush
(City)
Kolomyia Raion Коломийський район
Kolomyis'kyi raion
Kolomyia
(City)
Kosivskyi Raion Косівський район
Kosivs'kyi raion
Kosiv
(City)
Nadvirnianskyi Raion Надвірнянський район
? raion
Nadvirna
(City)
Rohatynskyi Raion Рогатинський район
Rohatyns'kyi raion
Rohatyn
(City)
Rozhniativskyi Raion Рожнятівський район
Rozhniativs'kyi raion
Rozhniativ
(Urban-type settlement)
Sniatynskyi Raion Снятинський район
Sniatyns'kyi raion
Sniatyn
(City)
Tlumatskyi Raion Тлумацький район
Tlumats'kyi raion
Tlumach
(City)
Tysmenytskyi Raion Тисменицький район
Tysmenyts'kyi raion
Tysmenytsia
(City)
Verkhovynskyi Raion Верховинський район
Verkhovyns'kyi raion
Verkhovyna
(Urban-type settlement)

Largest Cities

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 48°39′30″N 24°30′18″E / 48.65833°N 24.505°E / 48.65833; 24.505

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