Bakhchysarai Raion

Bakhchysarai Raion (Russian: Бахчисарайский район; Ukrainian: Бахчисарайський район; Crimean Tatar: Bağçasaray rayonı) is one of the 25 regions of Crimea, currently subject to a territorial dispute between the Russian Federation and Ukraine. Population: 90,911 (2014 Census).[1]

Bakhchysarai Raion
Bağçasaray rayonı
Baydarsky Reserve, Bakhchysarai District
Baydarsky Reserve, Bakhchysarai District
Flag of Bakhchysarai Raion
Official seal of Bakhchysarai Raion
Raion location within Crimea
Coordinates: 44°45′N 33°54′E / 44.750°N 33.900°E / 44.750; 33.900Coordinates: 44°45′N 33°54′E / 44.750°N 33.900°E / 44.750; 33.900
Admin. centerBakhchysarai
  • 1 town
  • 3 urban-type settlements
  • 82 rural localities
 • Total1,589 km2 (614 sq mi)
 • Total90,911
 • Density57/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK)
Dialing code+380-6554

The Bakhchysarai Raion is situated in the southwestern part of the peninsula. Two thirds of the raion's area is mountainous, while the northwestern part of the region is occupied by the coastal plain.

Places of interestEdit

The raion contains a great number of historical landmarks of the ancient history and the Middle Ages history of Crimea, among which are so called cave cities Chufut-Kale, Mangup, and others. The administrative centre of the raion, Bakhchysarai, in the past was a capital of the Crimean Khanate. In addition, the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory is located in the town of Nauchniy.

A few other important attractions located within the raion:

Footnotes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2014). "Таблица 1.3. Численность населения Крымского федерального округа, городских округов, муниципальных районов, городских и сельских поселений" [Table 1.3. Population of Crimean Federal District, Its Urban Okrugs, Municipal Districts, Urban and Rural Settlements]. Федеральное статистическое наблюдение «Перепись населения в Крымском федеральном округе». ("Population Census in Crimean Federal District" Federal Statistical Examination) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 4, 2016.
  2. ^ Bakhchisaray historical and cultural preserve.

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