Krasnoperekopsk

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Krasnoperekopsk
Красноперекопськ
Красноперекопск
City
Krasnoperekopsk railway station
Krasnoperekopsk railway station
Flag of Krasnoperekopsk
Flag
Coat of arms of Krasnoperekopsk
Coat of arms
Krasnoperekopsk is located in Autonomous Republic Crimea
Krasnoperekopsk
Krasnoperekopsk
Location of Krasnoperekopsk within Crimea
Coordinates: 45°58′3″N 33°48′1″E / 45.96750°N 33.80028°E / 45.96750; 33.80028Coordinates: 45°58′3″N 33°48′1″E / 45.96750°N 33.80028°E / 45.96750; 33.80028
Country Disputed
 Russia,  Ukraine
Republic Crimea
Area
 • Total 22 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 29 871
 • Density 1,395,45/km2 (361,420/sq mi)
Time zone MSK (UTC+4)
Postal code 96000 — 96005
Area code(s) +380-6565

Krasnoperekopsk (Russian: Краснопереко́пск, Ukrainian: Краснопереко́пськ, Crimean Tatar: Krasnoperekopsk) is a city in Crimea, a territory recognized by a majority of countries as part of Ukraine and incorporated by Russia as the Republic of Crimea.

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).

Historical outlook[edit]

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.

Demographics[edit]

2001 Census
Nationality #Inhabitants
Russians 16,561
Ukrainians 13,602
Crimean Tatars 1,121
Total: 31,284

Climate[edit]

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.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Krasnoperekopsk is twinned with:

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