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]

See also


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  2. Microsoft Encarta World Atlas, 2001, Microsoft Corporation
  3. "Rostovsky". The MAB Programme. UNESCO. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 7 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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