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Sevastopol (sĭvăsˈtəpōlˌ, Rus. syĕˌvəstôˈpəl) [key], formerly spelled Sebastopol, city (1989 pop. 355,000), in Ukraine, on the Crimean peninsula and the Bay of Sevastopol, an inlet of the Black Sea.

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