The republic of Adygeya is located on the picturesque northern slopes of the Caucasian ridge, which are going down to fertile Kuban plain. Maykop is the administrative centre of Republic of Adygeya. Maykop is 1670 kilometers away from Moscow. The territory of the Republic is 7, 8 thousand square kilometers. The main rivers of Adygeya are the Belaya, the Kuban and the Laba. The population of the republic is 450 thousand people; about 200 thousand live in the capital city. The population of republic is represented by two main nations - Adyghe, the indigenous people, and the Russian, representing the majority of the population, and also a hundred of other nationalities.