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17 Facts About Sevastopol
The modern day city of Sevastopol has no connection to the ancient and medieval Greek city, but the ruins are a popular tourist attraction located on the outskirts of the city.
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The front settled into the siege of Sevastopol, involving brutal conditions for troops on both sides.
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Sevastopol finally fell after eleven months, after the French had assaulted Fort Malakoff.
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Administratively, Sevastopol was a municipality excluded from the adjacent Crimean Oblast.
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Sevastopol remained the location of the Russian Black Sea Fleet headquarters, and the Ukrainian Naval Forces Headquarters were located in the city.
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Russian society in general and even some outspoken government representatives never accepted the loss of Sevastopol and tended to regard it as temporarily separated from Russia.
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Sevastopol has a mediterranean climate, closely bordering on a humid subtropical climate.
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Executive power in Sevastopol is exercised by the Sevastopol City State Administration, led by a chairman appointed by the Ukrainian president.
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Sevastopol maintains a large port facility in the Bay of Sevastopol and in smaller bays around the Heracles peninsula.
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Population of Sevastopol is 509,992, consisting of 479,394 urban residents and 30,598 rural, making it the most populous city of the Crimean Peninsula.
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In 2015, Sevastopol had the largest decrease in life expectancy at birth among all regions of Russia.
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