Chernarus is a fictional former-Soviet Republic country in DayZ Standalone, based on the popular Chernarus map from another Bohemia title: ARMA II.
Chernarus was established as a typical republic-style nation after it gained independence, with its formation following the dissolution of the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1991. Chernarus's landscape consists of mostly rural areas, with few larger cities. The capital of Chernarus is Novigrad, located in the south-western region of the country. Players cannot travel to Novigrad, but physical maps scattered around the world display the entire country, showing the capital city in the bottom left-hand corner. Players currently play in the most northeastern province called South Zagoria. At present, South Zagoria is infested with mindless Infected, as well as Survivors who have to endure a lack of available food, and constant threats of the infected and other Survivors. The map of this province in DayZ Standalone is referred to as Chernarus+.
Edited by Roland
Changed name from Chernaus to Chernarus.