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Hursuf (Ukraine)
Basic data
Oblast : Autonomous Republic of Crimea
Rajon : City of Yalta
Height : no information
Area : Information is missing
Residents : 8,676 (2004)
Postcodes : 98640
Area code : +380 654
Geographic location : 44 ° 33 '  N , 34 ° 17'  E Coordinates: 44 ° 32 '35 "  N , 34 ° 16' 51"  E
KOATUU : 111946800
Administrative structure : 2 SsT , 3 settlements
Mayor : Viktor Hamal
Address: вул. Подвойського 9
98640 смт. Гурзуф
Statistical information
Hursuf (Crimea)

Hursuf (Ukrainian Гурзуф ; Russian Гурзуф / Gursuf , Crimean Tatar Gurzuf ) is an urban-type settlement and health resort on the south coast of Crimea .

Administratively, the settlement belongs to the southwestern city of Yalta in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea . The municipal administration also includes the urban-type settlement Krasnokamjanka / Краснокам'янка and the 3 settlements Danylivka (Данилівка), Linijne (Лінійне) and Partysanske (Партизанське). Gurzuf is one of the oldest settlements in Crimea. The Byzantines built the Gursuwita fortress here in the 6th century.

The then governor of New Russia, Duke de Richelieu , had a property with a park built in Hursuf. In 1820, the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin spent three weeks here. This stay is said to have inspired him to write this little poem: "You are beautiful, Taurien shores, when you rise out of the sea path in the morning ray in front of the ship, as I saw you for the first time".

In 1881 the entrepreneur Pyotr Ionowitsch Gubonin bought the property and had seven hotels, several fountains and a restaurant built in the park with the aim of turning Hursuf into a European seaside resort, so that Hursuf became a popular holiday destination for the aristocrats.

In 1900, the Russian writer Anton Chekhov bought a house by the sea in Hursuf, where he worked during his time in Yalta. Today it is a branch of the Chekhov Museum in Yalta.

Hursuf was already a well-known and popular youth holiday center during the times of the USSR . The then pioneer camp Artek is now an international children's center, while the former Sputnik youth camp has become an international youth holiday center. Particularly noteworthy is the trolleybus line through Hursuf, which has existed since 1961 and is considered the longest in the world. It is operated by the Krymskyj trolejbus company and runs between Simferopol, Alushta and Yalta .

Web links

Commons : Hursuf  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Trip to Crimea: Gurzuf (accessed December 11, 2015)
  2. ^ Heinz Schindler: International youth encounters: Welcome, Comrade Tourist . DIE ZEIT Archive (1977) No. 40. (accessed on July 30, 2015)
  3. Gurzuf (accessed July 30, 2015)