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Full nameChernivtsi
Official nameChernivtsi
Native nameЧернівці
Settlement typeCity
OblastChernivtsi Oblast
City MunicipalityChernivtsi City Municipality
First mentioned1408
City rights14th century
MayorMykola Fedoruk
Total Area59.1 sq mi (153 km2)
Elevation813.6 ft (248 m)
Total Population240600 (2001 census)
Density (pop.)1625/km2 (4208.8/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code58000
Area code+380 372
Sister citiesSalt Lake City, Konin, Suceava, Nazareth Illit, Saskatoon, Klagenfurt, Podolsk

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Chernivtsi ( , -ukt͡ʃerɲiu̯ˈt͡sʲi; ; ; , -rot͡ʃernəˈut͡sʲ; ; Yiddish: ; see also other names) is the administrative center of Chernivtsi Oblast (province) in southwestern Ukraine. The city is situated on the upper course of the River Prut, a tributary of the Danube, in the northern part of the historic region of Bukovina, which is currently divided between Romania and Ukraine. At the time of the 2001 Ukrainian Census, the population of the city was 240,600.

Together with the city of Lviv, Chernivtsi is viewed at present to be a cultural center of western Ukraine. The city is also considered one of modern Ukraine's greatest cultural and educational centers. Historically, as a cultural and architectural center, Chernivtsi was even dubbed "Little Vienna," "Jerusalem upon the Prut", or the "European Alexandria." Chernivtsi is currently twinned with seven other cities around the world. The city is also a major point of railway and highway crossings in the region, and houses an international airport.

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