Krasnodar krai (region), Russia (Krasnodarsky)

The capital city of Krasnodar krai: Krasnodar.

Krasnodar region overview

Krasnodar krai (region) (also spelled Krasnodarsky, Krasnodarskiy) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation, part of South Federal District.

The administrative center and capital city is Krasnodar. Main river of the region is the Kuban River splitting it onto two parts.

Krasnodar region population is about 5,330,000 (2012) on the territory of 75,485 sq. km.

Krasnodar krai flag

Krasnodar krai flag

Krasnodar krai coat of arms

Krasnodar krai coat of arms

Krasnodar krai map, Russia

Krasnodar krai map of Russia

Krasnodar region facts

Krasnodar region main cities and towns are Krasnodar (764,000), Sochi (360,000), Novorossyisk (250,000), Armavir (188,000), Eisk (87,000), Kropotkin (80,000), Slavyansk-na-Kubani (65,000), Tuapse (64,000).

The region population is mainly concentrated in the basin of the Kuban River (also known as the Cossack land).

There are various natural resources on the territory of Krasnodar province (oil, natural gas, marl, marble, limestone, sandstone, apatite and iron ores, halite, forests).

Krasnodar krai is the oldest oil-producing region of Russia (from 1864).

Krasnodar region views

Krasnodar region scenery

Krasnodar region scenery

Author: Alexander Egorov

Krasnodar region landscape

Krasnodar region landscape

Author: Vladislav Shutyy

Krasnodar region sea view

Krasnodar region sea view

Author: Sotnikov


Krasnodar region history

The territory of present Krasnodar region was populated by various tribes and nations from ancient times. Genoa republic founded several colonies in the Middle Ages, later the region was conquered by Mongols of the Golden Horde.

Later the lands of the krai were captured by Russia. In 1735, the Russian state began to build Caucasian fortifications to defend the region from the Ottoman Empire. Russia and Turkey had numerous wars with the main aim to establish the control of the Black Sea regions.

Krasnodar region was one of the centers of resistance after Bolshevik revolution of 1917. The Civil War on the territory of the region was lasting until 1920.

German armies captured the territory of the region during the World War II, but after Caucasus battle it was liberated. There are about 1500 monuments and memorials commemorating fights and heroes of the Second World War.

Krasnodar region attractions

Krasnodar krai has the largest part of Russian tourism industry visited mainly by domestic tourists. About 25% of the Russian hotels and resorts are situated in Krasnodar krai. Among the main attractions are Western Caucasus mountains slopes.

Also Krasnodar region city Sochi is the host city of Winter Olympic Games of 2014.

Krasnodar krai of Russia photos

Krasnodarsky krai scenery

Krasnodar krai scenery

Krasnodar krai scenery

Author: Sotnikov

Krasnodar region view

Krasnodar region view

Author: Aleksey Kleymenov

Krasnodarsky krai road view

Krasnodarsky krai road view

Author: Nikola Mitinskiy


Krasnodar region places

Krasnodar province Cossacks glory place

Krasnodar province Cossacks glory place

Author: Sergey Timofeev

Krasnodar region jet fighter

Krasnodar region jet fighter

Author: Konstantin Seryshev


Krasnodar region village

Krasnodar village view

Krasnodar village view

Author: Alena Amplieva


The questions of our visitors

Anthony asks: Can you please explain the meaning behind the images and the colors of the Krasnodar krai flag. Thank you for your assistance.
Expert's answer:

The current version of Krasnodar krai flag is coming from the flag of Kuban Republic created during the Russian Civil War and existing for 1919-1920.

There was no exact official meaning for each color but according to the general version the raspberry pink central line is meaning the Cossack people of the region; the green line is symbolizing the native people of the region - Adygs; the blue line is meaning the other people of the region.

The coat of arms of the region is based on its historical version of Russian Empire times.

The comments of our visitors

stephan
visiting krasnodar krai
Nice site - actually I have visited the area (Sochi, Novorossisk, Anapa and the countryside vineries) - I can only recommend it and I would like to come back.

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