(lə-vĭvˈ, lə-vēwˈ) or L'vov or Lvov(lə-vôvˈ, -vôfˈ)
A city of west-central Ukraine near the Polish border. Founded in 1256, it was captured by Poland in 1340, passed to Austria in 1772, and was retaken by Poland in 1918. The city was ceded to the USSR in 1945. Population: 734,000.