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TYPE: Political Subdivision & Region
OTHER SCRIPTS: Къырым (Crimean Tatar), Крим (Ukrainian), Крым (Russian)
OTHER FORMS: Krym, Kyrym
Meaning & History
Derived from Crimean Tatar Qırım (today known as Stary Krym), the old name for the city that served as the capital of the province during the Golden Horde. The meaning of "Qırım" is uncertain, though it is either of Greek or Turkic origin. The Crimean Peninsula is a region and republic (Republic of Crimea and Autonomous Republic of Crimea) in present-day Ukraine.