Atlas of Karelia

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Карелия
Karjala

Русский Карелия - Республика Карелия[1]

Республика Карелия — регион на северо-западе России, образована 8 июня 1920 как Карельская трудовая коммуна (автономное областное объединение). Население составляет: 703.1 тыс. чел. (2005), плотность населения: 4,1 чел./км² (2005), удельный вес городского населения: 75,6 % (2005). Входит в состав Северо-Западного федерального округа.

Karjala Karjala - Karjalan Tazavalla
Other languages Suomeksi:Karjalan tasavalta on Venäjän federaation subjekti. Sen pääkaupunki on Petroskoi. Karjalan tasavallan rajanaapurit ovat Leningradin alue, Vologdan alue, Arkangelin alue, Murmanskin alue ja Suomi. Tasavalta sijaitsee Laatokan, Äänisen ja Vienanmeren rannalla.
English Karelia - Republic of Karelia
The Republic of Karelia is a federal subject of the ► Russian Federation (a republic). It borders ► Finland in the west.

Short name Karelia
Official  name Republic of Karelia
Status Republic of ► Russia
Capital Петрозаводск (Petrozavodsk)
Petroskoi
Population 716,281 inhabitants
Area 172,400 km²
Major  languages Russian (official), Karelian, Finnish and Veps.
Major  religions Russian Orthodoxy
More information Karelia, Geography of Karelia, History of Karelia and Politics of Karelia
More  images Karelia - Karelia (Category).

General maps

Karelia today.png Map showing the Republic of Karelia and the two Finnish regions.
Many Karelias.png Parts of Karelia, as they are traditionally divided.
East and West Karelias.png East and West Karelia
Administrative regions of karelia.PNG Administrative divisions
Municipalities of the Republic of Karelia.png Municipalities
Map of Karelia.svg Regions and towns
Karelia rep.png Cities and towns

History maps

This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Karelia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Karelia.

Scandinavia 1658.gif West Karelia as part of Sweden
Grand-Duchy-of-Finland.png West Karelia as part of the Grand Duchy of Finland
Map of Finnish areas ceded to Soviet Union 1940.png Karelia ceded to the Soviet Union in 1940
Suurin Suomi.PNG Finnish control in 1942
Finnish areas ceded in 1944.png Karelia re-ceded to the Soviet Union in 1944
Suomalais-karjalainen neuvostotasavalta.png Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic 1940-1956

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  1. Romanization of Russian according to the BGN/PCGN standard: Kareliya - Respublika Kareliya. Another used romanization is the ISO 9 standard.

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