Overall Facts About Lviv

Lviv has come a longway from its industrial past. The majority of offshore software developmentcompanies operate out of Lviv. It’s become a classic example of old meets new.

Its culture has been developed from a blend of other European cultures such as Germany, Poland, and Austria. This is most noticeable in the architecture, bringing in thousands of tourists to experience Ukrainian history and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Buildings.

  1. Between 2012 and 2017, Lviv improved its ranking on Euromonitor International’s city arrivals by 52 positions; going up to the 80th position in 2018.
  2. From just 2017 to 2018, tourism in Lviv increased by 20% with approximately 3 million visitors.
  3. Lviv’s Tourist Products Catalogue of 2014 stated that 50% of the tourist landmarks in Ukraine could be found in Lviv.
  4. It’s a great city for traveling to other European as well as non-European cities. It’s only 60km from the EU border, from Lviv airport to Berlin airport it’s 784km and to London Stansted airport it’s 1,679km.
  5. The city works closely with international financial institutions such as EBRD, World Bank, KfW, GTZ, and USAID
  6. It’s also a member of leading groups like Eurocities, European Cities Marketing, The Organisation of World Heritage Cities, as well as the Energy-Cities.
  7. Lviv has a project for development, more specifically, the Lviv Complex Development Strategy by the year 2025.
  8. When looking at Smart Locations of the Future, Lviv is placed in 8th place.
  9. The IT Park in Lviv was launched in 2018, this project is able to hold up to 14,000 people on 10 hectares of land. It will entail 6 Class A office buildings, 3 business centers, a 200 keys hotel, and a multi-functional area.
  10. The first-ever gas lamp was invented in Lviv. The same building is now home to the Hasova Lampa café.

In Summary

Lviv has a proud history that has led to a rich culture that remains strong today. At the same time, Lviv dedicates both time and money to developing IT talent.

The IT industry spreads beyond the usual university and work, with a number of meetups, conferences, and social events to create a powerful tech hub.