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Perekop

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Perekop (Ukrainian & Russian: Перекоп; Or Qapı; Τάφρος and Τάφραι and Τάφρη) is an urban-type settlement located on the Perekop Isthmus connecting the Crimean peninsula to the Ukrainian mainland. It is known for the Or Qapi fortress, which served as the gateway to Crimea. The village currently is part of Armiansk Municipality. Population: Name The original name was of the Greek settlement of Taphros (Τάφρος) which means a dug-out locality. The people were called Taphrians (Τάφριοι) Thereafter was the equivalent name of Or Qapı in the Crimean Tatar language meaning Or - trench and Qapı - gate, and subsequently the name Perekop in the Slavic languages which literally means an over-dug locality. History Due to its key position, Perekop has endured many sieges. During the Russo-Turkish War (1735–1739), Russian field marshal Burkhard Christoph von Munnich successfully stormed the fortifications on June 17, 1736 and left the Tatar fortress in rui
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