Sevastopol is a city in the southwest of of the Crimean peninsula, on the Black Sea coast. It is a sea, trade and fishing port, industrial, scientific, technical, recreational and cultural-historical center. He bears the title of Hero City. The main naval base of the Black Sea Fleet of the Russian Federation is located in Sevastopol. The city of Sevastopol is included in the list of historic settlements of federal importance Russia and in the list of historic settlements Ukraines.
The nationality of the territory of Sevastopol is the subject of disagreement between Russia, which controls the disputed territory, and Ukraine, the territory of which recognized by most UN member states. According to the federal structure of Russia, Sevastopol is a subject of the Russian Federation - a city of federal significance. According to the administrative division of Ukraine, Sevastopol is a region of Ukraine - a city with a special status.
The population of Sevastopol is 450,000 people, and in recent years it has been growing significantly.