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Kurganinsk is a Russian town, the administrative center of the Kurganinsk District of the Krasnodar Krai of the Russian Federation.

The town with the area of 193 sq.km has the population of 48 359 people (as of 2013).

It is located in Ciscaucasia, on the right bank of the Laba River (inflow of River Kuban), 248 km to the east of Krasnodar. It has Kurgannaya railway station.

History of Kurganinsk

It was founded in 1855 as the village of Kurgannaya. In the late 19th century the Kurgannaya Village was a part of Labinsk District of the Kuban Region. It had a church, a school, and 22 shops.

The village was turned into the town of Kurganinsk in 1961. It got it name due to the abundance of barrows (i.e. kurgan in Russian) located in the territory of the town and in its vicinities.

In 2002 the town endured a destructive flood.

Economy

Kurganinsk has food industry enterprises, such as sugar, canning, and dairy plants) a poultry processing plant and a food factory. There is also a hempen plant and a cement-wood factory in the town.

In the Kurganinsky District they farm grain and forage crops, sugar beet, and vegetables. Meat-and-milk cattle breeding, pig-breeding, and poultry farming is also present there.



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