10 Facts About Krasnodar Krai


Krasnodar Krai is a federal subject of Russia, located in the North Caucasus region in Southern Russia and administratively a part of the Southern Federal District.

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Krasnodar Krai is formally and informally referred to as Kuban, a term denoting the historical region of Kuban situated between the Sea of Azov and the Kuban River which is mostly composed of the krai's territory.

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Krasnodar Krai is home to significant infrastructure of the Russian Navy's Black Sea Fleet.

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Krasnodar Krai is located in the southwestern part of the North Caucasus and borders with Rostov Oblast in the northeast, Stavropol Krai and Karachay-Cherkessia in the east, and with the Abkhazia region in the south.

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Krasnodar Krai is split into two distinct parts by the Kuban River, which gave its name to this entire geographic region.

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Krasnodar Krai was founded on 13 September 1937, when Azov-Black Sea Krai of the Russian SFSR was split up in Krasnodar Krai and Rostov Oblast.

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On 30 January 1996 Krasnodar Krai signed a power-sharing agreement with the federal government, granting it autonomy.

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin flew to the area to hold emergency talks with officials in Krymsk, while authorities in Perm Krasnodar Krai dispatched a rescue team to evacuate dozens of children from the region, who had been staying at summer camps on the Black Sea coast.

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Krasnodar Krai is administratively divided into thirty-eight districts and fifteen cities of district equivalence.

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Population of Krasnodar Krai is concentrated in the Kuban River drainage basin, which was traditionally Cossack land .

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