Belaya River (Kuban)

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Belaya River
R. Belaya (Kuban) Maykop 3.jpg
Belaya River at Maykop
Mouth Kuban River
Length 273 km (170 mi)
Basin area 5,990 km2 (2,310 sq mi)

The Belaya (Russian: Бе́лая; Adyghe: Шъхьагуащэ) is a river in the Republic of Adygea and Krasnodar Krai of Russia. It is a tributary of the Kuban River, which it joins in the Krasnodar Reservoir). The river is 273 km long, with a drainage basin of 5,990 km². It has its sources at the main watershed of the Caucasus Mountains. In its upper reaches it is a typical mountain river, and flows through deep canyons, while in its lower parts it is a slow flowing lowland river.

Several cities and towns are located along the river including Maykop and Belorechensk.

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Coordinates: 45°06′00″N 39°28′09″E / 45.10000°N 39.46917°E / 45.10000; 39.46917