Chornivka

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Chornivka (Ukrainian: Чорнівка, Romanian: Cernăuca, German: Czernawka) is a village in the Chernivtsi Oblast (province) of western Ukraine. It is located in the Novoselytsky Raion (district) in the historic region of Bukovina (Ukrainian: Буковина), approximately 22 km from the oblast capital, Chernivtsi.

The current estimated population is 2,340 (as of 2005).

As of 2005, the mayor was Gheorghe Bota.

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Chornivka is home to the ancestral estate of the Hurmuzachi brothers, a well-known family of Romanian aristocrats, lawyers and historians from the 19th century. The mansion was transformed into a museum in October 1999.

In the 17th century, the estate had been in the possession of the family of Ion Neculce, a Moldavian chronicler. It had come into the family's possession by marriage, as a wedding gift to Neculce's mother. It was then passed on to one of Neculce's sisters.

The oldest church, built by the Hurmuzachi family, dates back to 1852.

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Coordinates: 48°25′12″N 26°0′36″E / 48.42000°N 26.01000°E / 48.42000; 26.01000