Krais of Russia

Administrative division of Russia

A krai (Russian: край, tr. kray, IPA: [kraj], lit. edge) is a type of federal subject of Russia. Of the 85 federal subjects of Russia, 9 are krais. Krais legally have the same power as oblasts. The difference between the two is simply traditional. Both krai and oblast have similar general meaning ("region" or "area").

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CategoryFederated state
Location Russian Federation
Populations322,079 (Kamchatka Krai) – 5,404,300 (Krasnodar Krai)
Areas117,600 sq mi (304,500 km2) (Stavropol Krai) – 903,400 sq mi (2,339,700 km2) (Krasnoyarsk Krai)[1]
GovernmentKrai Government
SubdivisionsRaion, urban-type settlements, Selsovet, Closed City

List of KraisEdit

Below is a list of the krais of Russia, in alphabetical order:

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  1. "United States Summary: 2000" (PDF). U.S. Census 2000. U. S. Census Bureau. April 2004. Retrieved June 19, 2018.