Alma River (Crimea)

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Alma river near memorial of Battle of Alma
Native name Альма
Country Crimea
Physical characteristics
Main source Babuğan Yayla, Crimean Mountains
River mouth Kalamita bay of the Black Sea
Length 83 km (52 mi)

The Alma (Ukrainian: Альма; Russian: Альма, Crimean Tatar: Alma) is a small river in Crimea that flows into the Black Sea. Its mouth is located half-way between Yevpatoria and Sevastopol. Alma is the Crimean Tatar word for an "apple".

The Alma is formed by the confluence of the Sary-su, the Savlykh-su and the Babuganka (Babuğan Yayla) rivers, and flows mostly through the mountains.[1] The Alminskoye and Partizanskoye storage reservoirs are located along its course.[1]

Near the Alma river the allied British, French, and Ottoman armies defeated the Russians under Prince Aleksandr Sergeevich Menshikov 20 September 1854, see Battle of Alma.[2]


  1. ^ a b Grinevetsky, Sergei R.; et al., eds. (2014). "Alma". The Black Sea Encyclopedia. Berlin: Springer. p. 38. ISBN 978-3-642-55226-7. 
  2. ^ Callary, Edward (29 September 2008). Place Names of Illinois. University of Illinois Press. p. 6. ISBN 978-0-252-09070-7. 

Coordinates: 44°50′45″N 33°35′38″E / 44.84583°N 33.59389°E / 44.84583; 33.59389