Bucovina is a historical region, variously described as in Central or Eastern Europe. The region is located on the northern slopes of the central Eastern Carpathians and the adjoining plains, today divided between Romania and Ukraine.
A region of Moldavia during the Middle Ages, the territory of what became known as Bukovina was, from 1774 to 1918, an administrative division of the Habsburg Monarchy, the Austrian Empire, and Austria-Hungary.
After World War I, Romania established its control over Bukovina. In 1940, the northern half of Bukovina was annexed by the Soviet Union in violation of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, and currently is part of Ukraine.
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Suceava is the largest city and the seat of Suceava County, situated in the historical region of Moldavia, north-eastern Romania[, and at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe respectively. During the late Middle Ages, more specifically from 1388 to 1564, the city was the third capital of the Principality of Moldavia.
Gura Humorului is a town in Suceava County, north-eastern Romania. It is situated in the historical region of Bucovina. Gura Humorului is the seventh largest urban settlement in the county. The town administers the former village of Voroneț (which became a neighborhood), site of Voroneț Monastery.