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Caucasus Mountains and Laba River in Krasnodar Krai, Russia

April 27th, 2010 Category: Mountains, Rivers

Russia - February 18th, 2010

Russia - February 18th, 2010

This orthorectified image focuses on Krasnodar Krai, a federal subject of Russia located in the Southern Federal District. Krasnodar Krai encompasses the western part of the Forecaucasus and a part of the northern slopes of Caucasus Major.

Upon opening the full image, the Laba River can be seen running parallel to the left edge. The Laba is a 214 km long river in North Caucasus, Russia. It is a left tributary of the Kuban River, which it meets in Ust-Labinsk. It flows through Krasnodar Krai and the Republic of Adygea.

Russia’s Republic of Dagestan, from the Caspian Sea to the Caucasus Mountains

42.7N 46.8E

April 13th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Russia - February 19th, 2010

Russia - February 19th, 2010

The Republic of Dagestan is a federal subject of the Russian Federation, located in the North Caucasus region. It is the southernmost part of Russia, situated in the North Caucasus mountains (lower left of this orthorectified image) but also with about 400 kilometers (249 mi) of coast line on the Caspian Sea (upper right).

Dagestan has an area of 50,300 square kilometers (19,400 sq mi). It has internal borders with the Republic of Kalmykia, the Chechen Republic and Stavropol Krai, and international borders with Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Most of the Republic is mountainous, with the Greater Caucasus Mountains covering the south. The highest point is the Bazardyuzi peak at 4,466 m. The climate is hot and dry in the summer but the winters are hard in the mountain areas.

Kuban and Bolshaya Laba Rivers by the Caucasus Mountains, Russia

44.2N 42.2E

December 8th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Georgia - November 24th, 2009

Georgia - November 24th, 2009

The Kuban River flows down from the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia and into Russia, just west of Lake Kubanskoye (upper right quadrant). It flows through the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Stavropol Krai, Krasnodar Krai, and the Republic of Adygea.

The Kuban flows 870 km north and west from its source near Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus Mountains, eventually reaching the Temryuk Bay of the Sea of Azov. The area of its drainage basin is 57,900 kmĀ². It is navigable along most of its length.

A left tributary of the Kuban, the Bolshaya Laba River, is visible in the upper left quadrant. It is a 214 km long river in Russia’s North Caucasus that flows through Krasnodar Krai and the Republic of Adygea. The Bolshaya Laba meets the Kuban in Ust-Labinsk. It is used for irrigation and timber floating, and is also suitable for rafting.