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Chernivtsi

Chernivtsi (Ukrainian: Чернівці Ukrainian pronunciation: [t͡ʃerɲiu̯ˈt͡sʲi]; Polish: Czerniowce; German: Czernowitz; Romanian: Cernăuți Romanian pronunciation : [t͡ʃernəˈut͡sʲ]; Russian: Черновцы

 The city is situated on the upper course of the River Prut, a tributary of the Danube, in the northern part of historic region of Bukovina, which is currently divided between Romania and Ukraine.

Together with the city of Lviv, Chernivtsi is viewed at present to be a cultural centers 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, the city 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 history of culture in the city is famous for its personalities who lived and worked here or came here to create new masterpieces. Chernivtsi is also famous for its architectural monuments.

Yuri Fedkovych (Chernivtsi National University is named after him) is considered to be the founder of the Ukrainian literature in Bukovyna. The writers and poets from Bukovyna Olga Kobylianska, Sydir Vorobkevych, Yevhenia Yaroshynska, Osyp Makovey, Ivan Bazhansky, Iryna Vilde, Dmytro Zahul, Paul Celan, Eliezer Shtainbarg are well-known not only in Ukraine but throughout the world.

Very many famous singers and musicians started their creative work here. Among them singers Dmytro Hnatiuk, Sofia Rotaru, Vasyl Zinkevych, Ian Tabachnyk, Honoured art figure Stepan Sabadash (composer), Ivan Mykolaichuk (actor), Ivan Kholomeniuk (artist).

There are many places which attract citizens of the City and visitors alike Drama Theatre's, Regional Philharmonic Society, Organ and Chamber Music Hall, puppet-theatre, Museum of Local Lore, History and Economy, Museum of Fine Arts, Bukovynian Diaspora Museum, Museum of Folk Architecture and Way of Life, memorial museums of writers, 5 cinemas, 41 libraries, the Central Palace of Culture, 17 clubs, 4 music schools, fine arts school, 2 recreational parks.

Admire the buildings of the theatre, main post office, former chamber of commerce (currently - an administration building of the Bukovynian Medical Academy), former palace of justice (currently - the building of the Regional State Administration), the city train station, downtown streets, parks and squares. There are monuments to people who gained fame and glory to the city Olga Kobylianska, Yuri Fedkovych, Mikhai Eminesku, Paul Celan, Joseph Hlavka and Taras Shevchenko who was the symbol of Ukraine.

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