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Ust-Labinsk is Russian town, the administrative center of the Ust-Labinsk District of the Krasnodar Krai.

The town with the overall area of has the population of 42 842 people.

Ust-Labinsk is located in the Kubano-Priazovsky Lowland, on the right bank of the Kuban River, at the confluence of River Laba into it, 62 km to the northeast of Krasnodar. It has a railway station and is a road junction.

History of Ust-Labinsk

It was founded in 1778 as the Aleksandrovsky Fortress. Ust-Labinsky Fortress was constructed in 1793. From 1794 it was the Cossack village Ust-Labinskaya.

It was named after its location at the confluence of the Laba River into Kuban.

In the late 19th century the main occupations of the population in Ust-Labinsk were arable farming and cattle breeding (fine-fleece sheep breeding).

It has been the town of Ust-Labinsk since 1958.


In Ust-Labinsk there are food industry enterprises (sugar, butter and cheese-making plants, a meat processing plant, an essential oil distillery, and a grain elevator) as well as a machinery factory, a repair and engineering works and a brick factory.

In Ust-Labinsk District they crop wheat, sunflower, sugar beet, peas, and vegetables. Gardening, cattle and pig breeding, and poultry farming are also widespread.

The town economy is also based on natural gas output, and mining fields of clay and sand-gravel mixes.

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