A small historical reference
Date of foundation: I century AD
History: Balaklava is a former city on the Crimean Peninsula and part of the city of Sevastopol. It was a city in its own right until 1957 when it was formally incorporated into the municipal borders of Sevastopol by the Soviet government. It also is an administrative center of Balaklava Raion that used to be part of the Crimean Oblast before it was transferred to Sevastopol Municipality.
The former names - Simvolon, Simbolum, Yamboli, Cembalo
Population: 21 073