The history of settling of the West Ukrainian regions by German settlers is considered. The periods of settling of territory of the Western Ukraine by German colonists are allocated. Ethnographic researches in the West Ukrainian region of different scientists are analysed. Time frameworks of occurrence of German colonists on territories of the Western Ukraine are defined. The quantity of the German population and its dynamics is analysed. The greatest German settlements by quantity of the population are allocated.

Key words: settlement, ethnogeography, colonisation.

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