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Full nameIvano-Frankivsk
Official nameIvano-Frankivsk
Native nameІвано-Франківськ
Flag of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast.png Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Ivano-Frankivsk Municipality
City rights1662
TypeExecutive Committee - City Council
MayorViktor Anushkevychus (UPP)
Total Area32.3 sq mi (83.73 km2)
Elevation800.5 ft (244 m)
Density (pop.)2752|pushpin_map=Ukraine/km2 (7127.7/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)240768
Other information
Postal code76000
Area code+380 342
Sister citiesRzeszów|blank1_name=Sister cities

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Ivano-Frankivsk ( ; formerly Stanyslaviv, Stanislau, or Stanisławów see below) is a historic city located in the western Ukraine. It is the administrative centre of the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (province), and is designated as its own separate raion (district) within the oblast, municipality.

Built in the mid 17th century as a private fortress of the Potocki family, with the partition of Poland in 1772 was passed to the Habsburg Empire, after which it became a property of the State authorities of the Austrian Empire. It was during that time when the fortress was transformed into one of the most prominent cities at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. After the World War I for a short stint it served a temporary capital of the West Ukrainian People's Republic, after fall of which Stanislawow became part of the Second Polish Republic. At the dawn of the World War II the city was "liberated" by the Soviet forces that were soon overran by the Nazi Germany. With the liberation of Ukraine in 1944, in the city for the next 45 years was established the Soviet regime. Few years before the fall of the Soviet Union in the city was raised the blue-yellow flag as the symbol of the independent Ukraine.

A city visitor may find elements of various cultures intertwined within Ivano-Frankivsk, the Polish Rathaus, the Austrian city's business center, the Soviet panel multi-stories residential apartment buildings at the city's urban-rural fringe, and others. The city is the third in population amongst other cities in the Carpathian Euroregion, yielding only to Lviv and Košice.

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