Maykop

Maykop

Maykop[a] is the capital city of Adygea, Russia, located on the right bank of the Belaya River (a tributary of the Kuban). It borders Maykopsky District, from which it is administratively and municipally separate, to the east and south; Giaginsky District to the north, and Belorechensky District of Krasnodar Krai to the west. Population: 143,385 (2021 Census);[8] 144,249 (2010 Census);[3] 156,931 (2002 Census);[9] 148,608 (1989 Census).[10]The city gave its name to the early Bronze Age Maykop culture after the discovery of a royal burial site there in 1897.[11]