Chernivtsi region

Chernivtsi region is located in the south-west of Ukraine, along the rivers Dniester and Prut. The region is a part of historical and geographical area "Bukovina".Chernivtsi region is situated at the junction of the East European Plain and the Ukrainian Carpathians. The mineral resources are represented mainly by mineral construction raw materials. In natural-resource potential of the region a central place is occupied by the forest and water resources. All rivers belong to the Black Sea basin, the largest of them are Dniester, Prut, Siret and Cheremosh.  

Region has an advantageous transport-geographical position. In the west it borders on Ivano-Frankovsk region, north -Ternopol and Khmelnitsky regions, east - Vinnitsa region. In the south and east there is the border with Romania (150 km) and Moldova (170 km).  

Chernivtsi region is small in size but is characterized with a large variety of natural conditions. It is divided into 3 parts - plain (between the rivers Dniester and Prut), foothills and mountains. Prut-Dniester interfluve is the most flatland part of the region with a wavy surface, densely dissected by river valleys. In the central part of the interfluve there is located Khotyns'ka upland, height to 515m (Berda Mountain, the highest point of flatlands of Ukraine). In the western part of the interfluve there are the karstic landforms. To the south of the Prut River stretch the hilly-foothill ridges, dissected by thick valley, ravines and gully network. In the middle belt of it there distinguishes the Chernovtsy upland. The mountainous part is located within Pokutsko-Bukovina Carpathians. 

In Chernivtsi region there are 11 regional centers: Vyzhnytsia, Gertsaevo, Glybokaia, Zastavna, Kelmentsi, Kitsman, Novoselytsa, Putila, Sokyriany, Storozhinets, Khotyn.  
11 cities, 8 towns, 398 villages.

Attractions in  Chernivtsi region:

The total number of monuments of history, archeology, urban planning and architecture, monumental art in the region is 750.  

The most notable objects of tourism are: Fortress XIII-XVIII century in Khotyn, architectural monuments - churches: Nicholas 1607, Ascension ÕVII, Spiridonovskaya 1715, Nativity 1767, Assumption at Kalichantse 1783 in Chernovtsy, Ascension XV in Luzhany, Elijah with a bell tower in 1560; Zdvizhenskaya 1561 in Podvalnoe; residence complex of metropolitans of Bukovina and Dalmatia 1864-1882, nowadays it is the university; the remains of defensive redoubts of the Russian troops during the Russian-Turkish War of 1768-1774; three-tiered cave “Cinderella” with a gallery and an internal frame near the village Podvornoe; monuments of landscape art in Chernovtsy, and other sites: Rock "Kamennaia Bogachka" (Stone Rich Girl), Rock "Frog" in Village Tovarnytsya, “House – Ship” , Khotyn fortress in Khotyn, Cathedral of Old Believers in Village Krynitsa, Monument to Khotyn uprising in Khotyn.






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