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Flag of Gurzuf
Coat of arms of Gurzuf
Coat of arms
Gurzuf is located in Crimea
Location of Hurzuf within the Crimea
Gurzuf is located in Yalta
Location of Gurzuf
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 Russia/Ukraine[1]
Republic Crimea
Municipality Yalta Municipality
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

Gurzuf or Hurzuf (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 est.)[2].

It is located on the northern coast of the Black Sea. Gurzuf is a former Crimean Tatar village, now a part of Greater Yalta. Alexander Pushkin visited Gurzuf 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 Gurzuf 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. ^ This place is located on the Crimean Peninsula, most of which is the subject of a territorial dispute between Russia and Ukraine. According to the political division of Russia, located on the peninsula are the federal subjects of the Russian Federation (the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol). According to the administrative-territorial division of Ukraine, located on the peninsula are the Ukrainian divisions (the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city with special status of Sevastopol).
  2. ^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 21 January 2015. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Gurzuf at Wikimedia Commons
  • Gurzuf travel guide from Wikivoyage