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Description to topographic map set Crimea

A topographic map set Crimea has now a short reference article.

This article describes the location of Crimea, its relief, mountain ranges, passes, peaks, cliffs and caves. Also, you will get to know what rivers flow in the territory of Crimea. The article describes as well main attractions of Crimea and resorts popular among tourists.

The Autonomous Republic of Crimea is part of the Ukraine. Simferopol, the capital of the Crimea and the hub of business and cultural life, binds together all roads on the peninsula.

Crimean plains are little different from the steppes of the neighbouring Ukrainian regions, but they blend with the Tarkhankuta limestone escarpment in the west, and in the east they turn into hilly ridges of the Kerch Peninsula. The most prominent mountain ranges on the peninsula are the Crimean Mountains, which form three parallel ridges and extend 150 kilometres from Sevastopol to Feodosiya.

  • Kara-Dag, a volcanic massif in the Crimea on the shores of the Black Sea;
  • Demerdzhi-Yaila, a mountain massif in the Alushta region of the Crimea;
  • Babugan-Yaila, the highest mountain massif in the Crimea;
  • Chatyr-Dag, a mountain range located in the central part of the Crimean peninsula; it belongs to the main ridge Crimean mountains;
  • Sokol or Kush-Kaya, a rocky massif near the village of Novy Svet and the town of Sudak;
  • Tepe-Kermen, a mountain in the Bakhchisarai region of the Crimea
  • The Baydarskaya Valley, an intermountain depression in the south-western part of the Crimean peninsula;
  • Ayu-Dag or Bear Mountain, a mountain on the southern coast of the Crimea, 16 kilometres north-east of Yalta, near Gurzuf;
  • The Angarsk Pass, a mountain pass in the Crimea, the highest point of the route Simferopol - Alushta (752 m);
  • Ai-Petrinskaya Yaila, a yaila (plateau) in the western part of the main ridge in the Crimean mountains;
  • Ai-Petri, a summit in the Crimean mountains, part of Ai-Petrinskaya Yaila, 1,234 m high;
  • Biyuk-Isar, a cliff in the Crimean mountains near the village of Katsiveli;
  • The Laspinsky Pass, a pass in the Crimean mountains, the highest point of the Sevastopol - Yalta highway, located 700 m north of Laspinskaya Bay;
  • The Kudykiny mountains, a low mountain range in the Two-Anchor Valley to the south-west of Feodosiya (Crimea), located between the Biyuk-Yanyshar and Tepe-Oba ridges;
  • Koshka, a cliff in the Crimean mountains near the town of Simeiz.

Crimea has over 150 rivers and creeks. The Salgir River is the longest river in the Crimea (232 km). The eastern Ulu-Uzen River is deemed the most important south-flowing river. The Derekoyka (or the Fast River) is another river, which goes down from the mountains to Yalta. Among the rivers of southern coast of the Crimea, the largest include the Avunda near Gurzuf, the Demerdzhi, the Uskut, the Shelia, the Arshat, the Voron and the Ai-Serez. In the western part of the Crimea flow the Belbek, the Alma, the Kacha and the Chyornaya rivers. The Black River is the utmost western river and the second largest river after the Belbeka. During the summer, many rivers dry out or become poor in water.

Crimea has a vast cultural heritage and a unique natural diversity as well as a great number of historical and archaeological places, most of which are very popular - Ai-Petri, Ayu-dag (Bear Mountain), Bakhchisarai Khan’s Palace, Vorontsov Palace, the Genoese fortress (Sudak), the Valley of Ghosts, the Swallow's Nest, Livadiya Palace, Nikitsky Botanical Gardens and the Adalary cliff islands (the White Cliffs).

Mapstor news 16-08-2008