The first mention of the settlement dates back to 1499. The city is located in the Ryshkan region, 200 km north-west of Chisinau. According to one of the legends, it is believed that the name of the city was due to the frequent flooding of the Chugur and Prut rivers, as a result, the inhabitants had to build their houses on the hillside, the slope of the hill in translation from the Moldavian and forms the name of the city. Borders with cities: to the north Edinet, to the northeast Drochia, to the east Floresti, to the southeast Glodeni. Book a taxi in Costesti, daily accessibility and sending in any direction.