View of Maykop or Maikop in Republic Adygea. On the right is Maikop Mosque, a gift to the city by the Sheikh from United Arab Emirates.
Sent by Mary from Maykop in Repubic Adygea, Russia.
The Republic of Adygea (//; Russian: Респу́блика Адыге́я, tr. Respublika Adygeya; IPA: [ɐdɨˈɡʲejə];Adyghe: Адыгэ Республик, Adıge Respublik) is a federal subject of Russia (a republic) enclaved within Krasnodar Krai. Its area is 7,600 square kilometers (2,900 sq mi) with a population of 439,996 (2010 Census).Its capital is the city of Maykop.
Adygea lies in southeastern Europe in the northern foothills of the Caucasus Mountains, with plains in the north and mountains in the south. Forests cover almost 40% of its territory.
- Area: 7,600 km2 (2,900 sq mi)
- Borders: Adygea is entirely surrounded by Krasnodar Krai
- Highest point: Chugush Mountain 3,238 m (10,623 ft). (Source)