Kuma–Manych Depression

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Kuma–Manych Depression
Kuma-Manych Depression and Manych River from space
Upper left is the eastern tip of the Sea of Azov and lower right is the Caspian Sea
Upper right is the Volga and lower left is the Kuban River

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 often regarded as a definition for the natural boundary between Europe and Asia,[1][3] although most modern sources use the Greater Caucasus watershed instead[citation needed].

The Rostovsky Biosphere Reserve is located within the Depression.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "'Kuma-Manych Depression'. Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online.". Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Microsoft Encarta World Atlas, 2001, Microsoft Corporation
  3. ^ "3. The continent - Extent and boundaries". Europe's Environment - The Dobris Assessment. European Environmental Agency. 2011. 
  4. ^ "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