A unique land harmoniously inhabited by various nationalities

She has withstood the most radical transformations of time and fashion and has preserved its unforgettable way of life. This is historical region on the northern slopes of the northeastern Carpathian Mountains and the adjoining plains.

The name Bukovina came into official use in 1775 with the region’s annexation from the Principality of Moldavia to the possessions of the Habsburg Monarchy, which became Austrian Empire in 1804, and Austria-Hungary in 1867.

Southern Bukovina became part of Romania after World War I. North Bukovina is in Ukraine now, and the Capital, Cernivtsi, is one of the most beautiful cities of its size in Europe! Bukovina was also a land of poets and writers, and there is no other territory in this part of Europe with so many personalities on square meter. It gave the world writers like Paul Celan, Gregor von Rezzori, Rose Auslander, Aharon Appelfeld, Norman Manea, Matei Visniec, musicians like Porumbescu, science people like Erwin Chargaff.

Nowadays in Ukraine the name is unofficial, but is common when referring to the Chernivtsi Oblast as over 2/3 of the oblast is the northern part of Bukovina. In Romania the term Northern Bucovina is sometimes synonymous to the entire Chernivtsi Oblast of Ukraine, and (Southern) Bucovina to Suceava County of Romania.

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