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Flag of Hurzuf
Coat of arms of Hurzuf
Coat of arms
Hurzuf is located in Autonomous Republic Crimea
Location of Hurzuf within the Crimea
Hurzuf is located in Yalta
Location of Hurzuf
Coordinates: 44°33′10″N 34°17′15″E / 44.55278°N 34.28750°E / 44.55278; 34.28750Coordinates: 44°33′10″N 34°17′15″E / 44.55278°N 34.28750°E / 44.55278; 34.28750
Country Disputed
 Russia,  Ukraine
Republic Crimea
Region Yalta
Elevation 30 m (100 ft)
 • Total 8,676
Time zone MSK (UTC+4)
Postal code 98640 — 98643
Area code(s) +380-654
Former names Gorsovium, Gorzubiti

Hurzuf or Gurzuf (Ukrainian: Гурзуф, Russian: Гурзу́ф, Crimean Tatar: Gurzuf) is a resort-town (urban-type settlement) in Yalta municipality of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a territory recognized by a majority of countries as part of Ukraine and incorporated by Russia as the Republic of Crimea. Population: 9,117 (2013 population estimate)[1].

It is located on the northern coast of the Black Sea. The correct pronunciation is Gurzuf, while Hurzuf is widely acceptable due to use of the South Russian dialect in the region and the Soviet reforms of Ukrainian language that excluded letter g from the Ukrainian alphabet.[citation needed]

Hurzuf is a former Crimean Tatar village, now a part of Greater Yalta. Alexander Pushkin visited Hurzuf in 1821 and ballet master Marius Petipa died here. The International Children Center Artek (former All-Union Young Pioneer camp Artek) is situated just behind the mount of Ayu-Dag (Bear Mountain). The World Organization of the Scout Movement's Eurasian Region is headquartered in the town.

Between Hurzuf and Mount Ayu-Dag is Cape Suuksu. At the top of the Cape is a tower, a medieval cemetery, and a small monument to Pushkin.



  1. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України" (in Ukrainian). State Service of Statistics. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 

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