Bukovina is a historical region that lies in northern Moldavia. It lies on the northern slopes of the central Eastern Carpathians and the adjoining plains.
The legends speak about a prince who came in these parts to hunt, together with his dog, Molda. Crossing a river the dog drowns and the prince named the land after his beloved Molda.
In 1775 became part of a province named Galicia and remained in Habsburg hands until 1918 when Bucovina was returned to Romania .Today Bucovina only consists of the southern part of the historical province, while the northern part is located in Ukraine, since it was annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940 and incorporated there. The name came from the Austrians who renamed it Buchenland, the land of beech trees. The Romanians called it Bucovina.