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Krymsk is a town in the south of Russia, the administrative center of the Krymsky District of the Krasnodar Krai.

It has the population of 57 662 people (as of 2013) and the area of 47sq.km.

Krymsk stands on River Adagum (inflow of River Kuban) in the Kubano-Priazovsky Lowland, 100 km away from the Black and Azov seas, and 87 km to the west of Krasnodar. It is a railway junction (Krymskaya Station) and road centre.

History of Krymsk

It was founded in 1862 as a village, which the first soldiers of the Krymsk infantry regiment settled in and it was named after them. Later Cossacks from other villages of Kuban, as well as immigrants from other regions of Russia and Ukraine joined the Krymsky Village.

In days of the Great Patriotic War 1941-45 the Krymsky Village was one of the major defensive boundaries at the approaches of fascist armies to the North Caucasus. In the battle for the village liberation over 18 thousand of the Red Army men were lost.

It became the town of Krymsk in 1958.

Economy

Krymsk has food industry enterprises (Krymsky canner JSC, wine and dairy plants, and others), a construction materials factory and a formula-feed plant.

In the Krymsky District they grow grains, vegetables, fruit, in particular grapes, and tobacco. Dairy and meat cattle breeding, pig-breeding, poultry farming, beekeeping, and fur farming (minks, nutrias) is also spread there.

The air is harbouring oil and gas deposits, clay, marl, and sand mines, and iodine-bromine water.

Architecture and Sights

Within the town boundaries, on the left bank of River Adagum, there is Karagodeuashkh barrow, a burial of the Maeotae of the last quarter of the 4th century. The gold jewelry, silver vessels, etc. found in the barrow are kept in the Hermitage Museum.



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