The Crimean Peninsula , also known simply as Crimea
is a major land mass on the northern coast of the Black Sea that is almost
completely surrounded by both the Black Sea and the smaller Sea of Azov
to the northeast.
Yenikale fortress in Kerch.
Kerch is a city of regional significance on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea.
Sevastopol or traditionally Sebastopol is a city located in the southwestern
region of the Crimean Peninsula on the Black Sea.
Armyansk is a town of regional significance in northern Crimea.
Simferopol is a city on the Crimean peninsula.
The City of Yalta is a resort city on the south coast
of the Crimean Peninsula.
The Crimean Mountains is a range of mountains running parallel
to the south-east coast of Crimea, between about 8–13 kilometer (5–8 miles) from the sea.
Toward the west, the mountains drop steeply to the Black Sea, and to the east, they change
slowly into a steppe landscape.
The Kerch Strait Bridge is a road-rail bridge under construction in Russia,
to span the Strait of Kerch between the Kerch Peninsula of Crimea and the Taman Peninsula
of Krasnodar Krai. The current connection is by the Kerch Strait ferry between Port Kavkaz
and Port Krym.