Krasnodar Territory

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Geography. The region is located in the south of Russia, in the southwestern part of the North Caucasus. It is the southernmost region of Russia. The region borders the Rostov Region in the northeast, the Stavropol Territory in the east, and Abkhazia in the south. From the northwest and southwest, the territory is washed by the Azov Sea and the Black Sea. The area is 76,000 km².

Climate. The climate is moderately continental across much of the territory and subtropical on the Black Sea coast (to the south of Tuapse).

  • - 2.6°C (on the plain – - 3-5°C, on the coast +5°C, in the mountains -8°C) in January
  • + 22.6°C (on the plain – + 22°C, on the Black Sea coast +25°C; in the mountains +13°C) in July


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Economy. The most developed sectors are industrial, civil engineering, fuel and energy sectors, information and communication technologies as well as the agro-industrial, transport, resort and recreation, and tourism sectors.

Logistics. The Krasnodar Territory has a well-developed transport network. It includes airports, railways, water ports, and highways.

  • Five airports, including two international airports (in Krasnodar and Sochi). The air gateway of the region is the Pashkovsky Airport in  Krasnodar, one of the largest airports in Russia
  • The region has railways that belong to JSC Russian Railways and are part of the North Caucasus Railway.
  • Maritime transport – the cheapest kind of transport – was developed in the Krasnodar Territory thanks to the geographical location of the region. The seaport cities of the Azov Sea are Yeysk and Temryuk. The seaport cities of the Black Sea are Port Caucasus, Taman, Anapa, Novorossiysk, Gelendzhik, Tuapse, and Sochi.
  • The Moscow – Novorossiysk federal highway (М4) as well as the highways: Caucasus (М29), Novorossiysk – Kerch Strait (М25), Dzhubga – the border with Abkhazia (М27) as well as the highways А146, А148, Р253.

Tourist attractions

  • Sochi Olympic Park. It was built for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The main tourist attractions are palaces, stadiums, and arenas for different sports such as curling, soccer, hockey, speed skating, and others. In the park, there are also two ponds, a thematic park, a big media center, an Olympic Village, and squares for promenades and ceremonies.
  • Krasnaya Polyana. The resort was founded in 1876. The sights include the hunting tsar’s lodge of 1901, the nature museum, and the Greek church with a chapel and a cemetery. There is a cable way and a lot of small places for recreational activities. In the modern ski resort Rosa Khutor, both professionals and beginners can use the modern pistes all year round.
  • Abrau Durso Settlement. It is located on the shore of the Abrau mountain lake. However, it is not only amazing natural beauties that attract tourists to these places. In the settlement, there is a famous plant specializing in the production of sparkling wines and champagnes. Today anyone interested can taste the famous champagne, find out about the ins and outs of its preparation and buy the products in the brand store. The plant has a museum, and wine tourism lovers will be interested in the existing industry tours.
  • Galitsky Park is a modern and relatively new park in Krasnodar built in 2017 according to the unique and modern project of a German architectural company. The huge amphitheater houses around 200 people at a time. The park often holds film exhibitions, concerts, and theatrical performances for the city people.

The capital is the city of Krasnodar, founded in 1793. 


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Krasnodar is located on the Kuban River. It is the largest economic and cultural center of the Southern Federal District. Krasnodar is informally called the capital of the south of Russia. 

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