IVANO-FRANKIVS’KA OBLAST

Ivano-Frankivs’k The city under the name of Stanislaviv was founded by Polish magnate A. Potocki more than 300 years ago as a fortress to protect the population from the attacks of Turkish-Tatar invaders. It is first mentioned in historical chronicles in 1662. In 1962 it was renamed in honour of great Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko whose monument was set up in the city.