|— Commune —|
|Lake Cernica and Cernica Monastery|
|• Mayor||Gelu Apostol (PNL)|
|• Total||38.0 km2 (14.7 sq mi)|
|Elevation||85 m (279 ft)|
|• Total||8 682|
|• Density||228/km2 (590/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EET (UTC+2)|
|• Summer (DST)||EEST (UTC+3)|
Cernica is a commune in the southeast part of Ilfov County, Romania It is composed of five villages: Cernica (seat of the commune), Bălăceanca, Căldăraru, Poșta and Tânganu. The commune lent its name to the Cernica Monastery, an early 17th-century Orthodox monastery in the nearby town of Pantelimon. The name is also given to the Cernica Forest, the largest wooded area around Bucharest.
The name of the commune is derived from the name of the vornic Cernica Știrbei.