Chernarus Location Names Translated Into English

Have you ever been lost in Chernarus and stumbled across a street sign or new town and wondered what the name means? I have. For those that don’t know, most of Chernarus is based off of parts of the Czech Republic, using real-world data. The size in-game is 225 square kilometers (now you know why it takes FOREVER to walk somewhere). The landscape consists of 50 villages, towns, and cities and there are over 1 million 3D objects in the game. Loading screens between zones: zero.

In the real Cherno there is a river where the ocean is in game. Some of the map looks very familiar. Below is a very good, but very long video. Go to about 1:30 to the part where he talks about the river. If you are as interested in geography and culture as I am (even fake culture) then it is worth a look. If you only want to find out what the names in Chernorus mean, go to the next page.

Some of the names deal with the landscape or environmental features. For example, I think Myshkino has something to do with “mouse” but I am not sure so I have not added that yet. Some are names after people such as Kozlovka named after Lord Kozlov. Some are obvious like Vyshnoye which means something like “high ground” or “high place”.


The people of the fictional East Europe country are said to be part Chernarus (their own ethnicity) and part Russian. With the mighty bear of the Soviet state to the north of them, the Chernarussians are heavily influenced by the former Soviet state, but never lost their independence. Duke Kozlov was one of the main founders and he built himself a castle which is now known as Devils Castle. The other two castle sites are Rob meaning “horn” and Zub meaning “tooth”.

The most geologically interesting are is the north east where an ancient glacier carved the land into the area known as Blunt Rocks. The nearby Black Forest is very wild and untamed, and local legends tell of a “sasquatch” type of beast that roams that part of the country side. I swear I saw one before! He was very hairy and shaggy, and he was carrying an AS-50 on his back!



The industrial revolution brought power and commerce to the land, but the old railroads were hindered by yearly rains and floods. The decision was made to create a highway system to transport goods out of the industrial centers. Pobeda Dam was built to try and hinder the rushing waters, and the hydroelectric Elektrozavodsk power plant was put on line. Elektro was the cultural hub of the nation, full of pubs and shops. However, Elektro was hit hard by industrialization, and most of the projects are not finished.

A lot of this development pushed people out of the villages and towns and down into the cities. Cherno and Elektro (as DayZ players affectionately call them) grew  more and more. The newly erected cities do not have much historical weight, however I did find out that Chernogorsk was once a simple fishing village at one time.


Click read the rest of this entry below to find out what most of the names mean…


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Dayz Map (updated loot map)

This is another great DayZ loot map. This map has several features that make it different from the others. You can select the different categories of loot such as military and residential. The different colors and sizes of the dots make it easy to see what type the building is, as well as the amount of yield (low, medium, or high).

I don’t use this one as much as it is new and I prefer the older one still. The bubbles get in the way a little bit, however this map is nice and slick and deserves a good look at. This map could become a new standard for me in the future.

DayZ categorized loot map

DayZ Loot Map ( loot map)

This is another great DayZ map, we call this one the “loot map”. This map has two really great features. Number one is that it shows where zombies spawn, marked in yellow. This can be really useful when you are traipsing through the wilderness. Sometimes there are little buildings and villages that you might not see until you stumble headlong into a zombie. We use this map a lot, more than any other right now.

The other great feature is the search bar for loot types. You can enter what you need in the top part in plain English (for example type ‘wheel’) and it will show you the object name, in this example it is ‘WeaponHolder_Partwheel’. Click on that and the map will show you all the possible places that the item can spawn.

If you click on the icons, another feature reveals itself: a picture of the building as well as a loot table for what you might find inside, complete with the percentage chance that the item might drop. Very useful, bookmark this map now. loot map