Place:Stavropol, Russia

Alt namesStavropol Krai
Stavropolsource: Family History Library Catalog
Stavropol'source: Rand McNally Atlas (1986) I-201
Stavropol' Krajsource: Rand McNally Atlas (Reprinted 1994) I-168
Stavropol' territorysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Stavropolskiy Kraysource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeHistorical Province, Territory
Coordinates44.667°N 43.5°E
Located inRussia
Also located inYuzhny, Russia    
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Stavropol Krai is a federal subject (a krai) of Russia. It is geographically located in the North Caucasus region in Southern Russia, and is administratively part of the North Caucasian Federal District. Stavropol Krai has a population of 2,786,281 (2010).

Stavropol is the largest city and the capital of Stavropol Krai, and Pyatigorsk is the administrative center of the North Caucasian Federal District.

Stavropol Krai is bordered by Krasnodar Krai to the west, Rostov Oblast to the north-west, Kalmykia to the north, Dagestan to the east, and Chechnya, Ingushetia, North Ossetia-Alania, Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay-Cherkessia to the south. It is one of the most multi-ethnic federal subjects in Russia, with thirty-three ethnic groups with more than 2,000 persons each. The western area of Stavropol Krai is considered part of the Kuban region, the traditional home of the Kuban Cossacks, with most of the krai's population living in the drainage basin of the Kuban River.

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