2,284,400 inhabitants (2014 census)
Republic of Crimea, Federal City of Sevastopol (according to the Russian Federation); Autonomous Republic of Crimea, special city of Sevastopol (according to Ukraine)
Ukraine (de jure), Russian Federation (de facto)
Crimean Tatar, Russian, Ukrainian, others
Russian, Ukrainian, Crimean Tatar
Orthodox Christianity (mainly Russians and Ukrainians), Sunni Islam (mainly Crimean Tatars)
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.