Karelia

geographical name
Ka·​re·​lia | \ kə-ˈrē-lē-ə How to pronounce Karelia (audio) , -ˈrēl-yə \
variants: or Kareliya

Definition of Karelia

autonomous republic of northwestern Russia in Europe bordering on Finland and the White Sea; formerly (1940–56), as the Ka*re*lo-Finn*ish Republic \ kə-​ˈrē-​(ˌ)lō-​ˈfi-​nish How to pronounce Karelia (audio) \ , 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

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“Karelia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Karelia. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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