Krasnoperekopsk is a city in Crimea
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, Ukraine
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 which is located on the southern part of the Perekop Isthmus, on the shore of the Stare
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 lake, and about 124 kilometres (77.1 mi) from the Crimean capital, Simferopol
-Russian Empire and Civil War:The city was renamed Simferopol in 1784 after the annexation of the Crimean Khanate to the Russian Empire by Catherine II of Russia. The name Simferopol is derived from the Greek, Συμφερόπολις , translated as "the city of usefulness." In 1802, Simferopol became the...

. It lies on the Dzhankoy
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Kherson is a city in southern Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Kherson Oblast , and is designated as its own separate raion within the oblast. Kherson is an important port on the Black Sea and Dnieper River, and the home of a major ship-building industry...

 railroad line (one of the two railroad lines connecting the Crimea and the rest of the continent).

Historical outlook

The city was founded in 1932 as an industrial settlement for a Bromine
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 factory located near the lake Stare. In 1936 the settlement was renamed into Krasno-Prekopsk and later simply Krasnoperekopsk (1964). In 1966, Krasnoperekopsk received the status of a city
City status
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The city of Krasnoperekopsk should not be confused with the historic Crimean city of Perekop, which was destroyed in 1920 during the Russian Civil War
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, and which is located in a 25 kilometre range to the north of Krasnoperekopsk. Perekop was depopulated and destroyed after the Crimean peninsula was taken by a storm from the Red Army
Red Army
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. Krasnoperekopsk was named after the perished Red Army soldiers of 1920.


2001 Census
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Crimean Tatars
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Total: 31,284


Krasnoperekopsk's climate is mostly dry and hot in the summer, and mild in the winter. The average temperature ranges from -2.4 °C in January, to 23.3 °C (73.9 °F) in July. The average precipitation is 336 mm (13.2 in) per year.

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