Belaya River (Kuban)

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Belaya River
Belaya River from Rufabgo bridge 002.jpg
Basin features
River mouth Kuban River
Basin size 5,990 km2 (2,310 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 273 km (170 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 kilometres (170 mi) long, with a drainage basin of 5,990 square kilometres (2,310 sq mi). 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