Kuma–Manych Depression

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Kuma–Manych Depression

The Kuma–Manych Depression (Russian: Кумо–Манычская впадина, Kumo–Manychskaya vpadina), is a geological depression in southwestern Russia that separates the Russian Plain (north) from the Fore-Caucasus (south).[1] It is named after the Kuma and Manych rivers.[2]

It is sometimes regarded as a definition for the natural boundary between Europe and Asia, although most modern sources use the Greater Caucasus watershed instead.

The Rostovsky Biosphere Reserve is located within the Depression.[3]

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  1. ^ Kuma-Manych Depression, Encyclopedia Britannica, www.britannica.com
  2. ^ Microsoft Encarta World Atlas, 2001, Microsoft Corporation
  3. ^ "Rostovsky". The MAB Programme. UNESCO. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 

Coordinates: 45°42′54″N 44°06′18″E / 45.71500°N 44.10500°E / 45.71500; 44.10500