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Slavyansk-na-Kubani is an old Russian town, the administrative centre of the Slavyansky District of the Krasnodar Krai.

The town with the population of 64 721 people (as of 2013) has the area of 24 sq.km. Slavyansk-na-Kubani is located in the Kubano-Priazovsky Lowland, on the banks of River Protok (an inflow of Kuban), 78 km to the west of Krasnodar.

It has a river pier, a railway station and a road junction.

In Slavyansky District there is the Azov wildlife area for waterfowls.

History of Slavyansk-na-Kubani

The Slavyanskaya Settlement was founded in 1865. From 1897 it was the center of the Temryuk District of the Kuban Region. 17.7 thousand people lived in the settlement, where 80 commercial and industrial institutions were working. 2 schools and an army hospital were opened there.

An elevator (nowadays a formula-feed plant) was built there in 1928, a machine-tractor station (nowadays a mechanical-repair plant) was put into operation in 1930, and a jam-making plant (nowadays canning) was constructed in 1934.

The settlement turned into the town of Slavyansk-na-Kubani in 1958.

Economy

Apart from the above mentioned enterprises Slavyansk-na-Kubani has food industry plants (butter dairy, wine-making, and rice-glazing plants as well as a poultry processing plant and a food factory). There is also a box factory, an iodine plant, and a building materials complex.

In Slavyansky District they plant wheat, oats, rice, sunflower, and vegetables. Decorative and fruit gardening, as well as floriculture is developed there. Cattle and poultry farming also take place in the area.

There is oil and gas production, along with iodine fields and bromine-containing raw materials mining.

Architecture and Sights

The town is harbouring an area built-up in the late 19th early 20th centuries. Old St. Uspensky Cathedral (1904) is another tourist attraction.



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