Republic of Crimea
The Republic of Crimea is located in the south-west of Russia. From the east, the peninsula is washed by the Azov Sea, from the south and west - by the Black Sea. The northern and central parts are steppe agricultural areas. In the south, there is a chain of Crimean mountains. The southern and south-western coast are known for their resorts. It is this part of the Crimea that attracts tourists. It has everything - mountain routes, forests, paragliders, the sea, beaches, sanatoria, therapeutic mud, historical and cultural attractions.
The most famous cities of Crimea
Crimea is interesting because almost every city in it has a unique history and features. This is due to the fact that many of them are hundreds of years old. However, it is especially possible to single out Simferopol, Sevastopol, Yalta.
Simferopol - the capital of the Republic. The city is not a resort, but from it you can get to each of the resorts of Crimea. Also near to Simferopol is Bakhchisaray with the famous Khan's palace - a historical landmark of the period of the Crimean khans.
Sevastopol - a city of special significance. Here the Black Sea Fleet is based and there are many cultural and military-historical monuments of different periods of history.
Yalta Known as a resort pearl of the Crimea. The famous cable car, the Swallow's Nest and the embankment became its business cards. Picturesque mountain and seascapes do not leave indifferent many generations of tourists.
Crimea is a multicultural space. As a result of the census held in 2014, representatives of 175 nationalities. The largest national groups in descending order are Russians, Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars. Together with them, Belarusians, Armenians, Azeris, Koreans, Greeks, Jews, Germans, Turks, Georgians, Karaites, Krymchaks and other nationalities live here.
A rich national color leaves its imprint on all spheres of life. In Crimea you can see a Jewish synagogue, a Muslim mosque, an Orthodox church and Karaite kenasses standing side by side.
Nature of Crimea
Crimea is the steppes and mountains. The Crimean mountains are covered with forests, in which you can meet deer and wild boar. Three ridges of mountains are parallel to each other and divided by valleys. The highest point - Mount Roman-Kosh Height of 1545 meters.
In the mountains, many rivers and rivulets of the Crimea originate. Here there are reserves and sanctuaries, the largest of which - Crimean nature reserve With a total area of more than 33000 ha.