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About Kolomyya



Kolomyia or Kolomyya, formerly known as Kolomea is a city located on the Prut River in the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast (province), in western Ukraine. Serving as the administrative centre of the Kolomyia Raion (district), the city is also designated as a separate raion within the oblast. The city rests approximately halfway between Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi, in the center of the historical region of Pokuttya, with which it shares much of its history.

The current estimated population was around 68,000 inhabitants as of 1993.

The city is a notable railroad hub, as well as an industrial center (textiles, shoes, metallurgical plant, machine works, wood and paper industry). It is a center of Hutsul culture. At the turn of the 20th century the city was the most populous city in Stanislawow voivodeship