Definition of Karelia
autonomous republic of northwestern Russia in Europe bordering on Finland and the White Sea; formerly (1940–56), as the Karelo–Finnish Republic\kə-ˈrē-(ˌ)lō-ˈfi-nish\ play , a constituent republic of the U.S.S.R.; capital Petrozadovsk area 66,564 square miles (172,401 square kilometers), population 643,548
- —see also karelian
KARELIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Karelia for English Language Learners
: region of Europe
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