Krasnoperekopsk railway station
|• Total||22 km2 (8 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|• Total||29 815|
|• Density||1,395,45/km2 (361,420/sq mi)|
|Time zone||MSK (UTC+3)|
|Postal code||96000 — 96005|
Krasnoperekopsk (Russian: Краснопереко́пск, Ukrainian: Краснопереко́пськ, Crimean Tatar: Krasnoperekopsk) is a town of regional significance in Crimea, a territory recognized by a majority of countries as part of Ukraine and incorporated by Russia as the Republic of Crimea. It also serves as the administrative center of Krasnoperekopsk Raion, although it is not a part of the raion (district). Population: 29,815 (2013 population estimate).
It is located on the southern part of the Perekop Isthmus, on the shore of the Stare lake, and about 124 kilometres (77 mi) from the Crimean capital, Simferopol. It lies on the Dzhankoy-Kherson railroad line (one of the two railroad lines connecting the Crimea and the rest of the continent).
The city was founded in 1932 as an industrial settlement for a Bromine factory located near the lake Stare. In 1936 the settlement was renamed into Krasno-Prekopsk and later simply Krasnoperekopsk (1964). In 1966, Krasnoperekopsk received the status of a city.
The city of Krasnoperekopsk should not be confused with the historic Crimean city of Perekop, which was destroyed in 1920 during the Russian Civil War, and which is located in a 25 kilometres (16 mi) range to the north of Krasnoperekopsk. Perekop was depopulated and destroyed after the Crimean peninsula was taken by a storm from the Red Army. Krasnoperekopsk was named after the perished Red Army soldiers of 1920.
Krasnoperekopsk's climate is mostly dry and hot in the summer, and mild in the winter. The average temperature ranges from −2.4 °C (27.7 °F) in January, to 23.3 °C (73.9 °F) in July. The average precipitation is 336 mm (13.2 in) per year.
Twin towns – Sister cities
Krasnoperekopsk is twinned with:
- Dzerzhinsk, Russia
- "Чисельність наявного населення України" (in Ukrainian). State Service of Statistics. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
- Registration card at Verkhovna Rada
- Website of the city's government
- Krasnoperekopsk travel Guide in Russian
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