Drohobych, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine

🇺🇦 Drohobych is a city of regional significance in Lviv Oblast, Ukraine. It is the administrative centre of Drohobych district. The city was founded at the end of eleventh century as an important trading post and transport node between Kyiv Rus' and the lands to the West of Rus'. After extinction of the local Ruthenian dynasty and subsequent incorporation of the Kingdom of Galicia–Volhynia into the Polish Kingdom by 1349, from the fifteenth century the city was developing as a mercantile and saltworks centre. Drohobych became part of the Habsburg Empire in 1772 after the first partition of Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. In the mid-nineteenth century it became Europe's largest oil extraction centre, which significantly contributed to its rapid development. In the renascent, inter-war Poland it was the centre of a county within the Lwów Voivodeship. In the outcome of World War II the city was incorporated into the Ukrainian part of the Soviet Union, which in 1991 became the independent Ukraine.

Economy Industries currently based in the city include oil-refineries, chemicals, machinery, metallurgy, and food processing. The Drohobych saltworks are considered to be the oldest in Europe.

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Drohobych has a population of over 74,610 people. Drohobych also forms the centre of the wider Drohobych district which has a population of over 235,405 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Drohobych is twinned with: 🇵🇱 Bytom, Poland; 🇺🇸 Buffalo, New York, USA; 🇵🇱 Dębica, Poland; 🇵🇱 Legnica, Poland; 🇺🇸 Muscatine, Iowa, USA; 🇵🇱 Olecko, Poland; 🇱🇻 Smiltene, Latvia

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