Open main menu

The Alma (Ukrainian: Альма; Russian: Альма, Crimean Tatar: Alma) is a small river in Crimea that flows from the Crimean Mountains in a broadly west-north-west direction to the Black Sea. Its mouth lies just south of Pishchane [uk], halfway between Yevpatoria and Sevastopol. Alma is the Crimean Tatar word for an "apple".

Alma river.jpg
Alma river near memorial of Battle of Alma
Native nameАльма
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationBabuğan Yayla, Crimean Mountains
 ⁃ location
Kalamita bay of the Black Sea
Length83 km (52 mi)


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 on 20 September 1854.[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.

External linksEdit

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