Entrance to the monastery in Bancheny. The bell tower

Entrance to the Bancheni Men's Monastery

Hertsa District is located in the South-Eastern part of Chernivtsi Oblast. The District borders on Romania and lies on the oldest trade crossroad. This crossroad stretched from the North Russian principality to the Danube River and the Black Sea across the Carpathian Mountain crossings to Central European countries. The District population is 33,000. The District resource base includes brick and tile raw materials, gravel and sand mixtures, mineral water springs and beech and hornbeam forests. The District's administrative center is Hertsa, a town located 35 km from Chernivtsi, which is the oldest town of the Oblast. The first records about the town of Hertsa date back to 1437. The town has a statue of Gheorghe Asachi, a prominent Romanian writer and playwright who was born in Hertsa on March 1, 1788.

Monument to Gheorghe Asachi in Hertsa

Hertsa is proud of its rich historical past. Tourists would find interesting Bancheny Ascension monastery, the most important religious center of the District located in Bancheny village (see the image on the top). The monastery was built in 1993 and the construction was funded by Orthodox believers from Bukovyna and other regions of Ukraine. The monastery allocates an orphanage. More than 100 orphan and handicapped children have been residing there at the time.

A public building in Hertsa

Hertsa public school

Tribute to fellow townsmen who died in the World War II

A church in the area

Church in Lunka, Hertsa District

Hertsa view from its outskirts

The District provides recreation opportunities. Besides wonderful sights and green nature, its mountain ski resort Gorbovo offers local skiing and tubing opportunities at affordable prices.

Slopes of Gorbovo Ski Park

Vivid outskirts of the District's villages have a lot of lakes. Their water is full of carps, crucians and perches. The lakes of Bukivka, Tarnavka, Kulikivka, and Godinivka villages have gazebos on their banks.

Common landscape of the District

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