city in Crimea
Kerch is a city in Crimea, Ukraine. Located in the Kerch Peninsula, about 149,566 people lived there in 2017.
Keriç (Crimean Tatar)
Керич (Crimean Tatar)
|Coordinates: 45°21′43″N 36°28′16″E / 45.36194°N 36.47111°ECoordinates: 45°21′43″N 36°28′16″E / 45.36194°N 36.47111°E|
|Country||Ukraine (occupied by Russia)|
|Region||Kerch City Municipality|
|• Total||108 km2 (42 sq mi)|
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|• Density||1,464.49/km2 (3,793.0/sq mi)|
298300 – 298399
|Former name(s)||Panticapaeum, Bosporus, Vosporo, Korchev, Cerchio|
|Sister cities||Mogilev, Smolensk, Çanakkale, Oryol, Odintsovo, Sochi|
|Website||горсовет-керчь.рф (de facto)|
|1 Autonomous Republic of Crimea (de jure) or Republic of Crimea (de facto), depending on jurisdiction.|
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. In World War II, the Red Army and the Axis fought there during the Battle of the Kerch Peninsula.
- ↑ "Black Sea Fleet (BSF) Morskoyo Flota ( Naval Force)". GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved 29 October 2018.