Infobox Settlement
subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = ROU
map_caption = Location of Suceava


subdivision_name1=Suceava County
subdivision_name2=Autolink|County capital
settlement_type=County capital|
leader_name=Ion Lungu
|leader_party=Liberal Democratic Party (Romania)
population_blank1=107513|population_blank1_title=July 1, 2004|population_footnotes= [National Institute of Statistics, [ Population of counties, municipalities and towns] , July 1, 2004]

Suceava (pronunciation in Romanian: IPA|/su'ʧ; _pl. Suczawa, _uk. Сучава, _yi. שאַץ / "Shats") is the capital city of the Suceava County, Bukovina, northeastern Romania.


The city covers two types of geographical areas - the hills (of which the highest point is the Zamca Hill) and the meadows of the Suceava River valley. The unusual configuration of Suceava City includes two groves - Zamca and Şipote - which are both located within the city limits. Burdujeni, one of the neighbourhoods, is connected to the rest of the city through an avenue, making it resemble a satellite town of Suceava.


Dimitrie Cantemir in his famous work Descriptio Moldavie gives the origin of the name as Hungarian : Szűcsvár, meaning city of furriers.

The city of Suceava was for long the capital of the Moldavian state and main residence of the Moldavian princes (between 1388 and 1565). During the rule of Alexandru Lăpuşneanu, the seat was moved to Iaşi.

Together with the rest of Bukovina (of which it was the main administrative center), Suceava was under the rule of the Habsburg Monarchy (later Austria-Hungary) from 1775 to 1918; the border of Habsburg domains passed just south-east of the city. At the end of World War I, it became part of Greater Romania.


In the past few years Suceava started to evolve more rapidly, but even so it remains a small, dreary city. Tourists can visit the Museum of History, Hanul Domnesc, Cetatea de Scaun (fortress), Muzeul Satului, the Planetarium, the Museum of Natural Science and, in the vicinity of the city, a few monasteries, lakes, woods and the floral reservation of Bosanci. The "Saint George's Church of Suceava" is one of the seven Painted churches of northern Moldavia included on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

There are many pubs and bars, as well as a few hotels spread throughout the city. The night is dominated by teenagers, as the pubs, bars and clubs in the city overflow with customers around midnight.


* Petru Balan
* Dimitrie Barilă (Dosoftei)
* Eugen Bejinariu
* Anastasie Crimca
* Norman Manea
* Dorin Goian
* Shulem Moskovitz
* Dumitru Rusu
* Meir Shapiro
* Stefan Rusu

ee also

*Suceava Airport

External links

* [ Local Authority Website from Suceava]
* [ Suceava | images and words]
* [ Suceava - Director de firme]
* [ The "Ştefan cel Mare" University of Suceava]
* [ Suceava Airport]
* [!16.html Photos of Suceava, from the old town]
* [ Photos of present-day Suceava]
* [ Photos of Areni Stadion Suceava]
* [ Suceava Press]
* [ Suceava Online Community]
* [ Pretul Suceava]
* [ Sport Suceava]


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