Lviv is the administrative center of the Lviv region, which is part of the Western Economic Region. The population as of 01.11.07 is 762.3 thousand people (7th place in Ukraine). The city has an international airport, ...
Lviv is the administrative center of the Lviv region, which is part of the Western Economic Region. The population as of 01.11.07 is 762.3 thousand people (7th place in Ukraine). The city has an international airport, international transport corridors A3 and A5, railway tracks to many European cities. The economic center of the Lviv region, which accounted for 30% of its population as of October 1, 2007. In January-October 2007, Lviv accounted for 41% of the volume of industrial products sold in the Lviv region, 62% of the volume of construction work, 35% of exports, 62% of the retail trade turnover. The level of official unemployment as of 01.10.07 was 0.5% with an average wage of $ 236. USA. The largest enterprises of the city with foreign investments - Lviv Automobile Plant, Galneftegaz Concern, Nestle S.A. (Svitoch), JV "Galka", OJSC "Kredobank", BBH (Lvovskoe). One of the four cities of Ukraine, which will host the football championship EURO 2012, it carries great potential investment opportunities for the city. EURO 2012 faces the solution of the issue of construction and reconstruction of external transport facilities, hotel complexes, shopping and entertainment infrastructure, reconstruction of the international airport. Lviv is a multi-ethnic city with 750 years of history, open to new ideas, known for its cultural and scientific life. It is one of the most important tourist centers of Ukraine, the ensemble of the historical center of Lviv is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city has 26 universities with 156,000 students.