Ivano-Frankivsk — western Ukrainian city that was recognized as the best city to live in 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.
There are a lot of magic corners in the world and, without a doubt, one of them is the Carpathians. It is a pearl in the treasure trove of Mother Nature. On visiting our Ivano-Frankivsk region you will be convinced of this – it is a land with unique history and culture and interesting people.
Different ethnic groups, such as Hutsuls, Boikas, Pokutians live in the region. Each one of them has particular language and music features, architecture, and ritualism.
Welcome to the oasis of health – the Precarpathian Region!
The Fortress was built on the territory of the old Ukrainian village Zabolottya between two rivers: the Bystrytsya Nadvirnyanska and the Bystrytsy Solotvynska. It became a trade and cultural center of Halychyna Latr.The town acquired the Magdebur right in 1662 and became known at Stanislaviv. It was renamed Ivano-Frankivsk in honor of famous Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko in 1962. The 300th year of its foundation.