Stavropol is widely and freely stretched on hills and the height of Stavropol reaches extreme high-altitude marks from 230 up to 660m above sea level. The city's area is 242 sq. km. One of the streets of the city carries the name 45-I, a parallel that reflects its exact arrangement.
Thus, Stavropol is removed on identical distances from the North Pole and from the equator. Sredinnost' cities have risen on the highest point of Ciscaucasia, and appeared on a watershed of pools from the Black and Caspian seas. This central arrangement initially attached to the city the important geopolitical value which is precisely reflected in a symbolic phrase: " Stavropol - a gate of Caucasus ".