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Feodosiya is a city located in the Crimea, Ukraine, on the Black Sea. Coordinates 45.0333 N, 35.3833 E

Other Names:

  • Feodosija
  • Feodosia
  • Feodosiya
  • Theodosia - ancient

  • Caffa (this name was used while under Genoese rule in 13th cen.)
  • Kafa
  • Kaffa
  • Kefe

History. Founded by Greeks, Feodosiya was a prosperous port until ruined by the Huns in the 4th century AD. It revived under Genoese rule in the 13th century, but was taken by the Crimean Tatars in 1475. It was ceded to Russia in 1783 and was under Nazi Germany occupation during World War II.

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