Simple Definition of Karelia
: region of Europe
Full Definition of Karelia
autonomous republic NW Russia in Europe; formerly (1940–56), as the Karelo–Finnish Republic play \kə-ˈrē-(ˌ)lō-ˈfi-nish\ , constituent republic of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics ∗ Petrozadovsk area 66,564 square miles (172,401 square kilometers), pop 800,000
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