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The Juma-Jami Mosque, (Ukrainian: Мечеть Джума-Джамі, Crimean Tatar: Cuma Cami, Russian: Мечеть Джума-Джами) also known as the Friday Mosque, is located in Yevpatoria, Crimea. Built between 1552 and 1564, and designed by the Ottoman architect Mimar Sinan.

Juma-Jami Mosque
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Religion
AffiliationIslam
RiteSunni
StatusActive
Location
LocationYevpatoria
StateDisputed between Russia and Ukraine[1]
TerritoryAutonomous Republic of Crimea Republic of Crimea (de facto)
Geographic coordinates45°11′45″N 33°22′38″E / 45.19583°N 33.37722°E / 45.19583; 33.37722Coordinates: 45°11′45″N 33°22′38″E / 45.19583°N 33.37722°E / 45.19583; 33.37722
Architecture
Architect(s)Mimar Sinan
TypeMosque
StyleOttoman architecture
Completed1564
Specifications
Direction of façadeNorth
Dome height (outer)20 meters
Dome dia. (outer)6 m (20 ft)
Minaret(s)2
Minaret height35 meters
MaterialsLimestone

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The Juma-Jami is the largest mosque of Crimea and was founded by Khan Devlet I Giray in 1552. The Khan commissioned Istanbul architect Mimar Sinan (1489–1588) to build the mosque. Sinan was the chief architect of the Ottoman Empire. He designed the Sinan Pasha Mosque and the Şehzade Mosque in Istanbul. Construction of the Juma-Jami Mosque was a long process. At the time, Mimar Sinan was busy with construction of the Süleymaniye Mosque, in Istanbul. Which was also plagued by financial difficulties due to money being spent on the war with Ivan the Terrible.

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  1. ^ This place is located on the Crimean peninsula, most of which is the subject of a territorial dispute between Russia and Ukraine. According to the political division of Russia, there are federal subjects of the Russian Federation (the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula. According to the administrative-territorial division of Ukraine, there are the Ukrainian divisions (the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city with special status of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula.

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