Borzna is a historic town in northern Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Borzna Raion (Borzna district) in the Chernihiv Oblast. The estimated population of the town is around 10,640 (as of 2011). Looking at a map, one can easily locate Borzna in northeastern Ukraine. First, find the capital, Kiev. Go north a few miles up the Dnieper river to where the Desna River feeds into it. The Desna comes from the north where, at a city Chernihiv, it curves east. Along this course, where the river bulges southward, is Borzna. More specifically, it is located next to an international highway connecting Kiev and Moscow (E101). Chernihiv is about 100 km (62 mi) away.
The city derives its name from the river it lies on, a tributary of the Desna. Although Borzna has no railway (the nearest railway stations being Doch (14 km/9 mi) with north-south routes and Plysky (20 km/12 mi) with west-east routes.