Krasnodar is the capital of Krasnodar Krai.
Krasnodar is one the most important historical and cultural centers of Southern Russian and the Northern Caucasus region. The city has a population of approximately 899,541 people (1,34mln agglomerated). It is more ethnically diverse than Northern Russia, with many Armenians and Ossetians settling in the area over the years of political turmoil. Adyghe and many Jews inhabit the city as well. The renovated tsar-era buildings make this city very pretty, also most travelers only need a day or two to see all the major sights.