|Krasnodar is a city and the administrative center of Krasnodar Krai, Russia. Population - 744,995 inhabitants.
Dialing code: +7 8612. Postal codes: 350000-350921. License plate: 23, 93, 123.
Krasnodar is the economic center of southern Russia. For several years, Forbes magazine named Krasnodar the best city for business in Russia. In Krasnodar is a highly developed commercial area. Krasnodar has the largest turnover in the Southern Federal District of Russia. Tourism comprises a large part of Krasnodar's economy.
It was founded on January 12, 1794 as Yekaterinodar. The original name meant "Catherine's Gift". In December 1920, as a result of the October Revolution, Yekaterinodar was renamed Krasnodar (Gift of the Reds).