Until today, the south of Bucovina is part of the Romanian state.
The most important city of the duchy of Bucovina which was Cernauti (in Romanian), Chernovtsy (for Ukrainians), Chermivtsy (in Russian): resounds like a ghost in the European memory.
The city is located on the eastern slope of the Carpathian Mountains and is now in Ukraine, close to the northern border with Romania.
The central and strategic position of Bucovina excited the covetousness of several great powers, such as Poland and Austria.
In the North of Bucovina, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the USSR after the Second World War, after 1989 Ukraine becomes independent and inherits the North Bucovina.
South Bucovina is located on the Romanian territory in the county of Suceava, in the Eastern Carpathians, lies on its ridges, and extends along the river Suceava, Moldova, and Siret.
The Siret river, this boulevard traced in the heart of Moldavia, embraces in the east the hills and the tributaries of the Jijia river up to the bed of the Prut.