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Yevpatoriya City Information

Evpatoria or Yevpatoriya is a city located on the Crimean Peninsula north-west of Simferopol . With a population of 108,000 inhabitants, it is one of the major Ukrainian Black Sea ports, a rail hub, and a resort town.

Evpatoria has an ancient history. The original settlement was built by Greek settlers around 500 BC. Along with the rest of the Crimea, it was a dominion the King of Pontos, Mithridates VI (Eupator Dionysius), from whom the city's modern name derives. From the 7th century until the 18th century the city was ruled by Asian / Turkic rulers including


Khazars, Cumans, Mongols, the Crimean Khanate, and the Ottoman Empire. During this period the city was known as Gusliev (beautiful settlement). Yevpatoriya became a Slavic city in 1783 when the Russian Empire finally conquered Crimea.

Most popular for its sandy beaches and shallow water, which is ideal for sunbathers and swimmers, the city is alive with tourists from May until October. Most visitors come for the sun and the sand, some come to cleanse and rehabilitate ailing bodies in one of many sanatory (health resorts), while a few come to see the rich history that goes back more than 25 centuries.

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