Coat of arms

Azov

Essentials

Azov stands on the delta of the River Don as it flows into the Sea of Azov. Due to its strategic significance it has been inhabited for centuries by various peoples and it only became part of Russia in the 18th century upon the efforts of Peter the Great who desired access to the Black Sea via Azov. Many of the city’s historical sights are associated with this period. The city can be easily visited from Rostov-on-Don.

Azov


Basic facts
Name in Russian Азов
Status City and administrative centre of the Azov District of the Rostov Region
Location On the delta of the River Don
Distance 35km south-west of Rostov, 1,120km south of Moscow
Time Zone Moscow Time
Population 81,995 people (2015)
Founded 1067
Former Names Tana, Azak
Official Website http://www.gorodazov.ru/