Zhovkva belongs to one of the insufficiently studied, but highly important urban-planning formations in the Halychyna region (Western Ukraine). The town is located 23 km north-west of Lviv. Zhovkva is the modern title of the town. In the historical documents, it is named Zholkiev (or Żółkiew, pol.) - this was also the name the family town of Żółkiewski in the Lublin region. Next to the official name, Ukrainian casual “Zhovkva” was also used, which was established as a modern name.