Nation profile

Crimea
Crimea

General information
Population
2,284,400 inhabitants (2014 census)
Area
27.000 km2
Institutions
Republic of Crimea, Federal City of Sevastopol (according to the Russian Federation); Autonomous Republic of Crimea, special city of Sevastopol (according to Ukraine)
Major cities
Sevastopol, Simferopol
State administration
Ukraine (de jure), Russian Federation (de facto)
Territorial languages
Crimean Tatar, Russian, Ukrainian, others
Official languages
Russian, Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar
Major religion
Orthodox Christianity (mainly Russians and Ukrainians), Sunni Islam (mainly Crimean Tatars)

Notes

Crimea is the subject of a territorial dispute between Ukraine and the Russian Federation since 2014. Ukraine argues the Russian Federation illegally annexed Crimea after having occupied the territory. Russia holds that Crimea peacefully seceded from Ukraine and only afterwards it asked to join the Russian Federation.