Krasnodarsky Krai or Kuban Region is situated in the South West of the Russian Republic. It occupies an area 76 thousands square kilometers and borders the Rostov and Stavropol regions and Georgia and is washed by the Azov and the Black Seas. The border length is 1540 kilometers, 740 kilometers of which is coastline. From the North to the South it stretches 372 kilometers and from the West to the East is 380 kilometers.
Two thirds of the region are plains. The largest of them - the Azov-Kuban lowland - is situated to the north of Kuban River and east of the Azov Sea.
The Azov-Kuban basin of subterranean freshwater with inexhaustible reserves of thermal and mineral waters is the largest in Europe. There are more than 1500 hectares of forests in the region.
The climate is temperate-continental. On the Black Sea shore (south of Tuapse) - it is subtropical. An average temperature in January is 3-5° C below zero, in July - 22-24° C . Yearly rainfall is 400 to 600 mm and in the mountain area is up to 3242 mm .
REGIONS OF RUSSIA