The Lviv Oblast is situated in the western side of Ukraine, and is made up of an area of 21.8 thousand square kilometers. The Lviv region borders the Volyn, Rivne, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ternopil and all the Transcarpathian regions in Ukraine. A Section of the region of Lviv also forms part of the borders of Krosnenky, Zamostsky and Peremyshlsky, three Polish regions. Lviv, Brody, Horodok, ...
The Slavic word ‘sokol’ means ‘falcon’, leading many to believe that the town of Sokal was named after this beautiful bird of prey. The town was mentioned in documents dating back to 1377, and was granted rights under the Magdeburg Law in the year 1424, allowing the residents to cut trees down for the building and development of the town. The peaceful Buh River that runs past the town ...