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Kerch (Ukraine)

LC control no.n 81082043
Descriptive conventionsrda
Geographic headingKerch (Ukraine)
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Geographic subdivision usageUkraine--Kerch
Variant(s)Kerchʹ, Russia
Kertsch (Ukraine)
Kertchʹ (Ukraine)
Kerc (Ukraine)
Associated countryUkraine
Special noteKerch founded on ancient city of Panticapaeum (Pantikápaion) [no publs. in LC data base] was the capital of the Cimmerian Bosporus Kingdom
Found inBGN gaz., USSR (Kerchʹ; popl.: 45°21ʹN, 36°28ʹE; variant: Kertsch)
Ukraïna [MAP] 1992: (Kerch; in Respublika Krym)
Rosja i jej sa̜siedzi [MAP] 1993: (Kerc)
Russia and the newly independent nations of the former USSR [MAP] March, 1993: (Kerch)
Ukr. rad. ent︠s︡ykl.: v. 5, p. 105 (Kerch; city in Krymsʹka oblastʹ. In the 10th-12th centuries Kerch (known as Korchev) [no publs. in LC data base] was part of the Tmutarakansʹke kni︠a︡zivstvo. From the last quarter of the 15th cent. to 1774 it came under Turkish rule. With the Treaty of 1774 Kech was ceded to the Russian Empire. Soviet authority was established there on 01-19-1918)
Rad. ent︠s︡ykl. istoriï Ukraïny: v. 2, p. 331 (Kerch, city in Krymsʹka oblastʹ. From the 6th cent. B.C. to the beginning of the New Era this area was the site of the ancient city of Pantikapeĭ--the capital of the Bosporsʹka derz︠h︡ava. During the 10th-12th centuries Korshev [no publs. in LC data base] was part of the Tmutarakansʹke kni︠a︡zivstvo. From the 15th to the 18th cent. Korshev belonged to Turkey. In 1774 the city was ceded to the Russian Empire as part of the Tavriĭsʹka hubernii︠a︡. The city was reduced to ruines during the Crimean War of 1853-1856. Soviet auhtority was established in Kerch on 01-19-1918. During the 1918-1920 years Kerch was seized by Austro-Hungarian, White Army and Anglo-French troops until it was liberated by the Red Army in 1920. From 1921 Kerch was part of the Krymsʹka ARSR. From 1945 [until 1992] it was part of the Krymsʹka oblastʹ)
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