Yalta (1989 pop. 89,000) is located in Southern Crimea, on the Black Sea. Picturesquely situated near the seashore, it is situated on the site of an ancient Greek colony.
It is the largest resort in the Crimea, with numerous hotels, sanatoriums, and tourist and rest homes-many of which were built as villas by the nobility before the Russian Revolution. Nearby is the town and palace of Livadiya, where Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin met in February, 1945 (see Yalta Conference).