Chernovtsy 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". Chernovtsy 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).
Chernovtsy 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. The climate is temperate continental, rather soft and moist. The average temperature in January is -5-6°C, in July +15 +20°C. The annual precipitations are 600 mm on the plains, 1200mm in the mountains. In summer the precipitations are more intense and often downpours, accompanied by thunderstorms, hail, sometimes there are droughts. Among the unfavorable meteorological conditions are fogs, glazed frost, snow. In the region there are 79 rivers longer than 10 km each, about 600 ponds. There are 236 territories and objects of nature reserve fund, 8 natural monuments of national importance, botanical garden and arboretum of Chernovtsy University, Starozhinetsky arboretum.
In Chernovtsy region there are 11 regional centers: Vyzhnytsia, Gertsaevo, Glybokaia, Zastavna, Kelmentsi, Kitsman, Novoselytsa, Putila, Sokyriany, Storozhinets, Khotyn.
11 cities, 8 towns, 398 villages.
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 ХVII, 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", Village Tovarnytsya
“House – Ship”
Khotyn fortress. Khotyn
Cathedral of Old Believers. Village Krynitsa
Monument to Khotyn uprising. Khotyn
Khotyn fortress is located in the Western Ukraine not far from the city Chernivtsi and surrounded with a small town Khotyn. The great stone fortress over the Dniester is regarded one of "Ukraine's Seven Wonders". Khotyn was almost always a frontier town:Read more...
Cinderella cave is a gypsum cave in the Chernivtsi region of Ukraine. Its length is about 90 km and consists of several levels (not entirely surveyed). Cinderella cave is ranked third among the gypsum caves and eighth among the largest caves in theRead more...