Chernivtsi is a city in western Ukraine. It is situated on the upper course of the River Prut, and is the administrative center of Chernivtsi Oblast (province) – the northern, Ukrainian part of the historical region of Bukovina. Chernivtsi is also the administrative center of Chernivtsi Raion and hosts the administration of Chernivtsi urban hromada, one of the amalgamated hromadas of Ukraine. At the time of the 2001 Ukrainian Census, the population of the city was 240,600. Current population: 267,060 (2020 est.)
Chernivtsi is currently viewed as one of Western Ukraine’s main cultural centers. The city is also considered one of Ukraine’s important educational and architectural sites. Historically a cosmopolitan community, Chernivtsi was once dubbed “Little Vienna” and “Jerusalem upon the Prut”. Chernivtsi is currently twinned with seven other cities around the world. The city is a major regional rail and road transportation hub, also housing an international airport.