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Bucovina country roads... [explored]

nota: The official German name, die Bukowina, of the province once under Austrian rule (1775–1918), stands for beech tree Buche. Another German name for the region, das Buchenland, mostly used in poetry, means "beech land", or "the land of beech trees", in literary or poetic contexts the name is "the land of beech trees"


During the Middle Ages, the region was the northwestern third of "Upper Country" part of the Moldavian Principality, as opposed to "Lower Country".

The region became the cradle of the Moldavian Principality, and kept its political center until 1564, when its capital was moved from Suceava to Jassy.


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Taken on April 26, 2011