Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast

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Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Івано-Франківська область
Ivano-Frankivs’ka oblast’
Oblast
Banner o Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Flag
Coat o airms o Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Івано-Франківщина (Ivano-Frankivshchyna); Prykarpattia
Location o Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (red) athin Ukraine (blue)
Kintra Banner o Ukraine Ukraine
Established 4 December 1939 (as "Stanislav Oblast")
Admin. centre Ivano-Frankivsk
Lairgest ceeties Ivano-Frankivsk, Kalush, Kolomyia
Government
 • Governor Mykhailo Vyshyvaniuk[1] (Pairty o Regions[1])
 • Oblast cooncil 114 (120) seats
 • Chairperson Oleksandr Sych[2] (Svoboda)
Area
 • Total 13,900 km2 (5,400 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 22nt
Population (October 2008[3])
 • Total 1,381,700
 • Rank Ranked 13t
 • Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Official language(s) Ukrainian
 • Average salary UAH 889 (2006)
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 88-90xxx
Aurie code +380-34
ISO 3166 code UA-26
Raions 14
Ceeties o oblast subordinance 5
Ceeties (total) 15
Touns 24
Villages 477[4][5]
FIPS 10-4 UP06
Website www.if.gov.ua
www.rada.gov.ua

Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (Ukrainian: Івано-Франківська область, translit. Ivano-Frankivs’ka oblast’; referred tae as Prykarpattia an aw) is an oblast (region) in wastren Ukraine. Its admeenistrative centre is the ceety o Ivano-Frankivsk. As is the case wi maist ither oblasts o Ukraine this region haes the same name as its admeenistrative centre – which wis renamit bi the Soviets efter the Ukrainian writer, naitionalist an socialist Ivan Franko on 9 November 1962. Ivano-Frankivsk is kent tae Ukrainians bi a deep-ruitit alternative name an aw : Prykarpattia. This oblast, thegither wi Lviv an Ternopil regions, wis the main body o the historic region o eastren Halychyna; which in the 13t century wis a pairt o the Kinrick o Rus an the Halych-Volyn Principality. Alang wi the Lviv an Ternopil regions Prykarpattia is a component o the Carpathie Euroregion.

In the past the aurie wis kent as Stanisławów Voivodship (1918–1939) an Stanislav Oblast (1939–1962). Till the 20t century the major center o the region wis the ceety o Kolomyia (which is a major cultural centre o Pokuttie).

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Notes
  1. 1.0 1.1 Ivano-Frankivsk regional governor Vyshyvaniuk joins Party of Regions, Kyiv Post (16 December 2011)
  2. Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast State Tele and Radio Company of November 26, 2010
  3. Statistics (Ukrainian)
  4. That includes rural councils which may have several villages or rural settlements (selyshcha).
  5. Subdivision listings (Ukrainian)

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