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Krai

Krai (Russian: край; British English transliteration: kray), often translated as region, territory, or province, is a term used to refer to several of Russia's 89 administrative regions (subjects). The word krai (which also means border or end), is used for regions located along the economic and geographic periphery. Its plural (krais or krays) is kraya (края) in Russian.

Krais, oblasts, and republics have the same constitutional status. Some krais are so enormous that they are larger than many European countries.

A krai is subdivided into districts (Russian: районы, English transliteration: rayony).

Examples of krais include Primorsky Krai, Khabarovsk Krai, and Krasnoyarsk Krai (for complete list see Krais of Russia).