Kerch

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Kerch
Керч (Ukrainian)
Керчь (Russian)
Keriç  (Crimean Tatar)
Керич (Crimean Tatar)
city
Kerch. Obelisk of Glory on Mount Mithridates
Kerch. Obelisk of Glory on Mount Mithridates
Flag of Kerch
Coat of arms of Kerch
Coordinates: 45°21′43″N 36°28′16″E / 45.36194°N 36.47111°E / 45.36194; 36.47111Coordinates: 45°21′43″N 36°28′16″E / 45.36194°N 36.47111°E / 45.36194; 36.47111
CountryUkraine Ukraine (occupied by Russia)
RepublicCrimea Crimea1
RegionKerch City Municipality
Area
 • Total108 km2 (42 sq mi)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total149,566
 • Density1,464.49/km2 (3,793.0/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3
Postal code
298300 – 298399
Area code(s)+7-36561
Former name(s)Panticapaeum, Bosporus, Vosporo, Korchev, Cerchio
Sister citiesMogilev, Smolensk, Çanakkale, Oryol, Odintsovo, Sochi
ClimateCfa
Websiteгорсовет-керчь.рф (de facto)
1 Autonomous Republic of Crimea (de jure) or Republic of Crimea (de facto), depending on jurisdiction.

Kerch is a city in Crimea, Ukraine. Located in the Kerch Peninsula, about 149,566 people lived there in 2017.

It began as a colony in ancient Greece about 2,600 years ago. In 1790, the Turkish navy was defeated by the Russian navy during the Battle of Kerch Strait.[1] In World War II, the Red Army and the Axis fought there during the Battle of the Kerch Peninsula.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Morskoyo Flota ( Naval Force)". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 29 October 2018.