Galicia region of modern Western Ukraine was a part of Austrian- Hungarian empire and Poland. This Eastern European margin was very active in oil production on 19th - early 20th centuries. It was named "Galician California" for its very fast growth and progress.
Discover Boryslav and Shidnytsya - the oil capital of Europe in the end of 19th century. Boryslav is the only town in Ukraine, which is situated till nowadays on active oil deposit. In 19th - early 20th century on the place of location of modern Boryslav were situated 5 villages. One of they, Tustanovuchi village, was named "the oil city" for very big quantity of oil derricks on its area and around.
Open for yourself world famous healthy medicinal water and taste it in SPA resort Shidnytsya.
Tustanovuchi village near Boryslav - "Oil City". 19th cen.
Boryslav, Geology Station. 19th cen.
Boryslav, oil production workers. 19th cen.