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Crimea Geography Climate

The boundaries and geographic location. Autonomous Republic of Crimea (1954 to 1991, the Crimean region) is part of Ukraine. Administrative borders in the north pass through the shaft and Perekopskyi Sivash. In the north-east of the peninsula is a long sand spit – Arabatskaya hand, and its northern, more than half belongs to the broad Kherson region of Ukraine. And the opposite 'corner' of Crimea is the hero city of Sevastopol, which has, together with Kiev -African republic subordination and most of the issues of economic life separate from the Crimean Republic. The capital of the Crimean city of Simferopol (about 400 thousand inhabitants), the center of business and cultural life, binds together all roads of the peninsula.

Equidistant from the equator of the Crimea and the North Pole, the boundary position between Europe and Asia, forever defined his role as a crossroads of peoples and civilizations with an extraordinary diversity of sites nature and history, as well as a modern economy and culture. Area. 25 thousand square kilometers of the island or peninsula – a lot. This is usually enough for the whole country. Crimea slightly less than Belgium, Albania, or Haiti, but but more than Israel, Cyprus, Lebanon, Jamaica. You'll notice that the Crimea, like all these little countries, characterized by a mix of natural conditions, the combination of mountains and plains, is favorable to agriculture and has a convenient seaboard. Relief. Flat Crimea differs little from the steppes of neighboring regions of Ukraine, but in the west they pass into the limestone cliffs Tarkhankut and to the east – in the hilly ridge of the Kerch Peninsula.

Crimean mountains three parallel ridges stretching from Sevastopol to Feodosia by 150 kilometers. Their northern slopes of the curtains, and the south are steep. The two lower ridges are Crimean foothills, cut into separate blocks of beautiful river valleys and the Main Ridge gets a solid barrier, whose height is almost everywhere more than a thousand meters (highest point of the Roman-Kosh, 1545).

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