Suceava is the largest city and the seat of Suceava County, in the historical region of Bukovina, north-eastern Romania. The city was the capital of the Principality of Moldavia from 1388 to 1565.
Between 1775 and 1918, the city was the third largest from the Duchy of Bukovina, a constituent land of the Austrian Empire, later a crown land in Austria–Hungary (being surpassed by Cernăuți/Czernowitz and Rădăuți to the north), fulfilling the task of a strategic and important commercial border town with the Romanian Old Kingdom.
After 1918, along with the rest of Bukovina, Suceava became part of the Kingdom of Romania. Nowadays, it is a significant economic urban centre of the Romanian Nord-Est development region.