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Stavropol, interesting facts

Борисенко Валентина Борисовна,
учитель английского языка высшей квалификационной категории.
Победитель конкурса лучших учителей ПНПО
Муниципальное бюджетное общеобразовательное учреждение
средняя общеобразовательная школа № 21 города Ставрополя

Stavropol is the main city of Stavropol Territory in the Northern Caucasus. It’s situated in the northern part of the Eastern hemisphere. Stavropol is located in the huge continent Eurasia, in the south of the Eastern-European plain. The city is at the intersection of the latitude 45 North and of the longitude 42 East.
Stavropol is positioned on the Caucasian Isthmus between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. It’s spaced almost equally from them. The city has an important geopolitical meaning. The main roads to the Caucasus go through it. That’s why Stavropol is called “The Caucasus’ Gates”. The borders of the city pass along the edges of Mt Stavropol’skaya in the south. The Stavropol’s lands lens out till Sengileevskoe Reservoir in the west. They include gardening joint-stock companies, reserves and city’s woods.
Stavropol’s total area is 244.8 sq. km. It stretches for 30.5 km from the south-west to the north-east and16.5 km from the south to the north. If you want to walk around the city, it’ll take you several days because the borders-length of it is 153 km. The central part of Stavropol is 570 metres above the sea level.
Limestone-shell rock is one of the main treasures of the soil. It was mined at all times. The first stone buildings were constructed from it. The sands for house-building and building materials manufacture are mined in the sand-pit. The gas fuel was found in Stavropol in 1910. It was used for gas heat of the brewery, restaurant, theatre, mills and bath-houses. The gas fuel was also found in the basin of Sengileevskoe Reservoir.


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