Kerch(redirected from Kerch, Khazaria)
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A city of southern Ukraine on Kerch Strait, a shallow waterway connecting the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov and bordered on the west by the Kerch Peninsula. The city was founded by Greek colonists in the sixth century bc and eventually passed to Russia after the first Russo-Turkish War (1768-1774).
(Placename) a port in S Ukraine on the Kerch Peninsula and the Strait of Kerch (linking the Black Sea with the Sea of Azov): founded as a Greek colony in the 6th century bc; ceded to Russia in 1774; iron-mining, steel production, and fishing. Pop: 153 000 (2005 est)
1. a seaport in E Crimea, in SE Ukraine, on Kerch Strait. 173,000.
2. a strait connecting the Sea of Azov and the Black Sea. 25 mi. (40 km) long.