Kuban River

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Kuban River
Kintra Roushie

The Kuban River (Roushie: Куба́нь, pronounced [kuˈbanʲ]) is a river in Roushie, in the North Caucasus region. It flows maistly through Krasnodar Krai (660 km) but an aa in the Karachay–Cherkess Republic, Stavropol Krai an the Republic o Adygea.

The Kuban, kent tae Herodotus as Hypanis, flows 870 km north an wast frae its soorce near Munt Elbrus in the Caucasus Muntains, eventually reachin Temryuk Bay in the Sea o Azov. It is navigable up tae Krasnodar.

Major ceeties alang the Kuban are Karachayevsk, Cherkessk, Nevinnomyssk, Armavir, Ust-Labinsk, Krasnodar an Temryuk. Despite its name, Slavyansk-na-Kubani lies nae on the Kuban River, but on its distributary the Protoka.

Coordinates: 45°20′N 37°24′E / 45.333°N 37.400°E / 45.333; 37.400