Kuban River

Kuban River
River, southwestern Russia.

Rising on Mount Elbrus, in the Republic of Georgia, it flows north then west to enter the Sea of Azov. It is 563 mi (906 km) long. Much of its water is diverted for irrigation.

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      river in southwestern Russia, 563 miles (906 km) in length and draining 23,600 square miles (61,000 square km). It rises from glaciers on Mount Elbrus in the Greater Caucasus and flows north through narrow gorges, with many rapids, to the Stavropol Upland, where it turns westward in a broad, marshy floodplain to enter the Sea of Azov. Much of its water is diverted for irrigation. The river is navigable to Krasnodar. The Kuban River gave its name to a Cossack group who settled along its northern bank in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

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