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Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast ( , translit. Ivano-Frankivs’ka oblast’; also referred to as Ivano-Frankivshchyna) is an oblast (province) in western Ukrainemarker. Its administrative center is Ivano-Frankivskmarker.

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

Governors

  • Roman Tkach (? - 10/2007
  • Mykola Paliychuk (10/2007 - present)


Geography

The oblast can be divided into three regions: mountainous, premountainious, and plains. The Carpathian Mountainsmarker 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 Rivermarker 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 Kolomyyamarker 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 Bolekhivmarker near village of Bubnysche.
  • One more cultural site is located in the north of the Oblast in the small city of Rohatynmarker. 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: Bolekhivmarker, Kalushmarker,Kolomyyamarker, Yaremchemarker, and the administrative center of the oblast, Ivano-Frankivskmarker.

Some of the main cities of the oblast are Bolekhivmarker, Burshtynmarker, Dolynamarker, Halychmarker, Horodenkamarker, Ivano-Frankivskmarker, Kalushmarker, Kolomyiamarker, Kosivmarker, Nadvirnamarker, Rohatynmarker, Sniatynmarker, Tlumachmarker, and Tysmenytsiamarker.

Raions of the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
 
In English In Ukrainian Administrative Center
Bohorodchanskyi Raion Богородчанський район

Bohorodchans'kyi raion
Bohorodchanymarker

(Urban-type settlement)
Dolynskyi Raion Долинський район

Dolyns'kyi raion
Dolynamarker

(City)
Halytskyi Raion Галицький район

Halyts'kyi raion
Halychmarker

(City)
Horodenkivskyi Raion Городенківський район

Horodenkivs'kyi raion
Horodenkamarker

(City)
Kaluskyi Raion Калуський район

Kalus'kyi raion
Kalushmarker

(City)
Kolomyia Raion Коломийський район

Kolomyis'kyi raion
Kolomyiamarker

(City)
Kosivskyi Raion Косівський район

Kosivs'kyi raion
Kosivmarker

(City)
Nadvirnianskyi Raion Надвірнянський район

? raion
Nadvirnamarker

(City)
Rohatynskyi Raion Рогатинський район

Rohatyns'kyi raion
Rohatynmarker

(City)
Rozhniativskyi Raion Рожнятівський район

Rozhniativs'kyi raion
Rozhniativmarker

(Urban-type settlement)
Sniatynskyi Raion Снятинський район

Sniatyns'kyi raion
Sniatynmarker

(City)
Tlumatskyi Raion Тлумацький район

Tlumats'kyi raion
Tlumachmarker

(City)
Tysmenytskyi Raion Тисменицький район

Tysmenyts'kyi raion
Tysmenytsiamarker

(City)
Verkhovynskyi Raion Верховинський район

Verkhovyns'kyi raion
Verkhovynamarker

(Urban-type settlement)


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