Krais of Russia

The Russian Federation is divided into 85 subjects, of which nine are krais (Russian: кра́й [kraj], plural края́, kraya; "edges" or "frontiers"). There is no difference between oblasts and krais in the modern Russian Federation, but in the Soviet times the autonomous oblasts could be subordinated to republics or krais (but not to oblasts).

Also known as:

Category Federated state
Location Russian Federation
Number 9
Populations 563,626 (Kamchatka Krai) – 5,404,300 (Krasnodar Krai)
Areas 789,000 km2 (304,500 sq mi) (Khabarovsk Krai) – 2,340,000 km2 (903,400 sq mi) (Krasnoyarsk Krai)[1]
Government Krai Government
Subdivisions Raion, urban-type settlements, Selsovet, Closed City

See also


  1. "United States Summary: 2000" (PDF). U.S. Census 2000. U. S. Census Bureau. April 2004. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
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