Ivano-Frankivsk - eastern Carpathian’ s "gate" - lies south west of Ukraine at a distance of 150-300 km from the borders of Poland, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia.
Ivano-Frankivsk - a city of regional significance, administrative, economic and cultural center of the Precarpathian region.
The area of the city - 83.73 sq.km. Population - 241.1 thousand people.
The city linked network of road and rail routes from Europe and the CIS. The International Airport "Ivano-Frankivsk” provides maintenance of aircraft of all types and has a capacity of 400 passengers per hour. It is open new seasonal tourist flights to Montenegro, Turkey, Italy.
Distances from Ivano-Frankivsk to the borders:
- Romania (Custom's Link "Porubne) - 180 km,
- Poland (Custom's Link "Mostyska) - 200 km,
- Slovakia (Custom's Link "Uzhhorod") - 300 km,
- Hungary (Custom's Link "Chop") - 320 km.
As for 2010 the city of Ivano-Frankivsk has documented twinning links with 21 local government abroad, including the city of Baia Mare (Romania), city of Rzeszow (Poland), city of Chrzanów (Poland), city of Zielona Góra (Poland), city of Serpuhov (Russian Federation), city of Rybnik (Woew ó dtztwo Ś l ąskie , Poland), city of Oradea (Romania), city of Surgut (Russia), city of Tomasz ó w Mazowiecki (Poland),city of Brest (Belarus),city of Nyiregyh á za (Hungary), city of Opole (Poland), city of Targoviste (Romania), Urząd Dzielnicy Ochota m. st. Warszawy ( Poland), city of Trakai ( Lithuania), city of Jelgava ( Latvija), city of Swidnica ( Poland), city of Lublin ( Poland), city of Koszalin ( Poland) , Powiat nowosolski ( Poland), city of Pré rov ( Czech Republic).
- City of Ivano-Frankivsk is a member of the Association of Ukraine which maintains close links with the Council of Europe of the Regions, the International Union of Commons and the twin cities.
- According to the Olbarhska Charter our city is a member of the network of cities for sustainable development of Ukraine, works closely with many cities of the European Union.
- Ivano-Frankivsk is a member of the International Forum of the historical centers which includes 25 European cities.
- Member of the Association of sister cities with headquarters in Baia Mare (Romania).
- City of Ivano-Frankivsk - the first city in Ukraine which became a member of the Association of European Municipalities "Energie-cites" (Energy City).
- Ivano-Frankivsk was one of three Ukrainian cities awarded with such honorary reawards as: the European Diploma and Honorary flag of the Council of Europe. Submitted documents to obtain the highest award PACE European prize.
Today, Ivano-Frankivsk is one of the most dynamic cities in the region. It is developing rapidly as an economic and humanitarian sector of the city.
It was confirmed positive work of the economic sector of the city by rating agencies. By the rating agency “Credit Rating” certainly credit rating of Ivano-Frankivsk on a national scale at level uabbb+ with a prognosis «stable».In connection with progress in implementing structural reforms in the budgetary and financial sector of Ukraine under the terms of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on granting Ukraine a stabilization loan, the international rating agency «Standard & Poor's» revised rating on debt obligations from "Negative" to "Stable" both Ukraine and city of Ivano-Frankivsk. Credit rating of the city on an international scale is set at "B" rating and on the national scale «uaBB».
Ivano-Frankivsk - a city with a significant industrial and economic potential. It is eloquently justified by the level of sales of local manufacturers. The level of sales achieved in 2009 remains in 2010. By 2010 year the industrial enterprises of the main range of products sold worth 2954.3 mln UH in selling prices in excess of 417.0 mln UH turnover in 2009. It is significant contribution of enterprises in the total sales of machinery (75,5%), food products, beverages and tobacco (55.7%), steel production and manufacture of fabricated metal products (32%). It was implemented industrial output in calculation per capita at 12307.9 UH (in the whole region - to 9514.1 UH), that corresponds 4 place among the cities and districts of the region after the Galytskyi, Nadvirnianskyi districts and Kalush.
In 2010, production of innovative products actively carried out mainly by association "Carpaty", OJSC "Presmash", OJSC "Induktor", OJSC "Chlibokombinat" and others.
The high level of local communities shows that the Ivano-Frankivsk in the magazine "Focus" in 2010, the second time ranked third place in the rating of "55 best cities for life". During the year, experts watched the life of Ukrainian cities, studying them for a variety of criteria which depend on the quality of life of citizens. Ivano-Frankivsk was marked by a high level of cultural and tourist attraction which takes into account when assessing the flow of tourists, the presence of attractions in the city and infrastructure. Ivano-Frankivsk also showed high results in terms of "higher education" which describes the opportunity for higher education, number of universities of III and IV levels of accreditation and the ratio of students to population.
The population of Ivano-Frankivsk has a high level of education. In the city recorded 7 higher educational institutions III-IV levels of accreditation where studied more than 40 thousand students. Top: National Medical University, National Technical University of Oil and Gas, the Precarpathian National University named after V. Stefanyk .
It should be noted that in Ivano-Frankivsk National Technical University of Oil and Gas and in Ivano-Frankivsk State Medical University study students from Vietnam, India, Poland, Guinea, Cameroon, Bulgaria, Russia, Lithuania, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Jordan, Nigeria, Belarus and others. In the city operates 10 branches of higher educational establishments of Ukraine. Furthermore, there are 7 institutions of higher education in the city I-II levels of accreditation - colleges where study more than 7000 students. At the National Technical University of Oil and Gas operate Hi-Tech Park which mission is to promote the implementation of many of today's energy-saving technologies, know-how in the economy of the city and region.
There are more than 95 entrepreneurs involved in tourism activities, among them 15 tour operators and 80 travel agencies who provided travel services to more than 25 thousand tourists and 30 thousand of excursionists that compared with the year 2009 is growth to 3-4%.
As for 01.01.2011 in the territory of Ivano-Frankivsk operate 23 hotels and motels which are able to accommodate over 1200 visitors daily.