Krasnoyarsk Krai

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Krasnoyarsk Krai (Russian: Красноярский край, tr. Krasnoyarsky kray [krəsnɐˈjarskʲɪj ˈkraj]) is a federal subject of Russia (a krai). It is the second largest federal subject after the Sakha Republic, and Russia's largest krai, occupying an area of 2,339,700 square kilometers (903,400 sq mi), which is 13% of the country's total territory (about the size of Algeria). The administrative center of the krai is the city of Krasnoyarsk.



The krai lies in the middle of Siberia, and belongs to the Siberian Federal District, stretching 3,000 km from the Sayan Mountains on the south along the Yenisei River to the Taymyr Peninsula in the north. It shares borders with Tyumen, Tomsk, Irkutsk, and Kemerovo oblasts, the Khakass, Tyva, and Sakha republics, and the Kara Sea and Laptev Sea of the Arctic Ocean on the north.

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