Nikita, Crimea

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Nikita is located in Crimea
Location of Nikita within the Crimea
Coordinates: 44°30′40″N 34°14′7″E / 44.51111°N 34.23528°E / 44.51111; 34.23528Coordinates: 44°30′40″N 34°14′7″E / 44.51111°N 34.23528°E / 44.51111; 34.23528
CountryDisputed between Russia and Ukraine[1]
MunicipalityYalta Municipality
Local councilMassandra
250 m (820 ft)
 • Total2,257
Time zoneUTC+4 (MSK)
Postal code
98648, 98649
Area code(s)+380-654
Former nameBotanicheskoye (1971—1991)

Nikita (Ukrainian: Нікіта; Russian: Никита; Crimean Tatar: Nikita) is an urban-type settlement in Yalta Municipality of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, a territory recognized by a majority of countries as part of Ukraine and incorporated by Russia as the Republic of Crimea. It is known for the Nikitsky Botanical Garden named after the settlement. Population: 2,257 (2014 Census).[2]

Originally it was a village of Nikita owned by a landowner Smirnov, bought by the state in 1811 for the creation of the botanical garden. During the times of the Soviet Union the settlement was renamed into Botanicheskoye ("Botanical" in Russian). The name was restored after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.


  1. ^ This place is located on the Crimean peninsula, most of which is the subject of a territorial dispute between Russia and Ukraine. According to the political division of Russia, there are federal subjects of the Russian Federation (the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula. According to the administrative-territorial division of Ukraine, there are the Ukrainian divisions (the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city with special status of Sevastopol) located on the peninsula.
  2. ^ Russian Federal State Statistics Service (2014). "Таблица 1.3. Численность населения Крымского федерального округа, городских округов, муниципальных районов, городских и сельских поселений" [Table 1.3. Population of Crimean Federal District, Its Urban Okrugs, Municipal Districts, Urban and Rural Settlements]. Федеральное статистическое наблюдение «Перепись населения в Крымском федеральном округе». ("Population Census in Crimean Federal District" Federal Statistical Examination) (in Russian). Federal State Statistics Service. Retrieved January 4, 2016.

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