Maykop is the capital city of Adygea republic of North Caucasus. It’s built on the right bank of Belaya river.
The name of the republic originates from “Adyge” people. Adygea sits on the old land of Circassia, which was was conquered by Russia in the XIX century and divided into several republics in the early XXth century.
Since 1991 (after the dissolution of the Soviet Union) – Maykop is the capital city of Adygea. Despite big oil reserves in the vicinity of Maykop, the city lacks significant investment from central and local authorities (as is the case in the rest of North Caucasus).