Sevastopol - in a translation from Greek "the Majestic city, the Glory city". Military facilities and inhabited quarters of a city were stretched on coast of 23 bays in the southwest of the Crimean peninsula. The Sevastopol bay the greatest on Black sea, also it is considered to be that it occupies 3 place in the world on convenience, after Hong Kong and Sydney.
The Earth of Sevastopol - special administrative-territorial formation of Ukraine with a total area 1079 км2. Sevastopoltsy like to underline that it is more territories of Moscow, New York or Shanghai. But it is necessary to be proud just of that the earths poorly enough, their basic part are occupied make the protogenic mountain woods, the well-known vineyards and gardens.
Geographical borders of the earths of Sevastopol have extreme points: in the north - cape Lukull (44°50 '.с.ш.), in the south - cape the Buzzard (44°23'с.ш.), in the east - a mountain large forest (33°54'в.д.), in the west - cape Chersonese (33°22 ' century d.). Co-ordinates city centre the arrangement glavpochtamta (44°37'с.ш.и 33°31'в.д is accepted.).
The City territory includes an extensive agricultural zone where are 46 villages and housing estates (a part from them gradually turn to the resort and tourist centres), and two small towns - Balaklavu and Inkerman, and also one settlement of city type - garrison of naval pilots of Kacha.
Sevastopol is very big tourist centre, big in the sense that for its one trip will not examine, will not estimate and will not understand. It is a city of military glory, edge of fishermen and shipbuilders where through modern technology and a technocracy look through traditions of depths of unrecorded time, at last, it is the excellent sea resort having an unsurpassed combination of climatic factors.
Though in 1954 Sevastopol have transferred to Ukraine from structure of RSFSR together with Crimea, not only naval and army, but also the majority military-industrial, military-training and scientific institutions had allied management. At the Sevastopol schools did not study the Ukrainian language as families military, and many engineers and simply experts lived by a principle “my address - Soviet Union”. Its disorder also has affected Sevastopol most painfully.
Officially now it, as well as Kiev, a city of republican submission. But it and the main base of the Black Sea fleet of Russia. A region population officially - about 400 thousand inhabitants (from them in the Sevastopol - about 350 thousand, Inkerman - 12 thousand, about 20 thousand lives in villages), but military men here are not included. So with confidence it is possible to say only that is the largest on the population, and especially on the area a city of Crimea.
War industry Crash, a stop of the largest ship-building and instrument-making factories have led to that the city does not provide itself and survives only thanks to the help of the mayor of Moscow Jury Luzhkov. To it successfully competed in due time and the Ex-president of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.
Thanks to Luzhkov inhabited quarters are constructed some and the Black Sea branch of the Moscow university is opened. And under Kuchma's instructions the well-known airdrome Belbek is opened for civil use, the loop road over Inkermanom is constructed - that is serious investments in the tourist future of a city are carried out.
And it, really, comes much more actively, than in other areas of Crimea. And approach goes in all directions: extreme tourism (including bicycle, horse, underwater, rock-climbing, speleoologiju, aeronautics), military-historical excursions, military-search expeditions and military role modelling.
Naturally, among leaders of tourist business - the majority reserve officers. Sevastopoltsy have put into circulation at high enough level of comfort the numerous country small towns. But the main thing that the Sevastopol tour operators are in the lead on sale and health resorts, and tourist routes in other regions of Crimea. Even the church local management first of all cares of temples on the most brisk ways of tourists.
From former branches of a city economy in good (even excellent) a condition now only processing of agricultural production. Local sausages, fish canned food, confectionery products and, of course, fault very are famous. Ship repair gradually rises, however is much more active in ports load scrap metal.
Has returned itself Sevastopol and reputation of the serious centre of preparation of military engineers and in general a student's city.
Come on rest to Sevastopol - will not regret!