Laba River
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Laba River
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Physical characteristics
Source 
 • coordinates44°17?15?N 40°53?45?E / 44.28750°N 40.89583°E / 44.28750; 40.89583
MouthKuban
 • coordinates
45°11?14?N 39°41?29?E / 45.18722°N 39.69139°E / 45.18722; 39.69139Coordinates: 45°11?14?N 39°41?29?E / 45.18722°N 39.69139°E / 45.18722; 39.69139
Length214 km (133 mi)
Basin size12,500 km2 (4,800 sq mi)
Basin features
ProgressionKuban-> Sea of Azov

The Laba (Russian: ?; Circassian: Labez?) is a river in Krasnodar Krai and Adygea of European Russia. It is a left tributary of the Kuban, which it joins at Ust-Labinsk. It is formed by the confluence of the Bolshaya Laba and the Malaya Laba ( ?; Labez?yj). It is used for irrigation and log driving. It is also suitable for rafting. It is 214 kilometres (133 mi) long (347 kilometres (216 mi) including the Bolshaya Laba), and has a drainage basin of 12,500 square kilometres (4,800 sq mi).[1]

Its main tributaries are, from source to mouth, Malaya Laba (left), Khodz (left), Chokhrak (left), Chamlyk (right), Fars (left), Ulka (left), Giaga (left) and Psenafa (left).

References

  1. ^ ? (? ? ? ?) in the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 1969-1978 (in Russian)

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