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Okrug (Bulgarian: окръг; Serbian and Russian: о́круг; Ukrainian: oкругa, translit. okruha) is a term to denote a subnational entity in some Eastern European Slavic states. Etymologically, the word is a calque of the German word "bezirk" ("district"). Both okrug and bezirk refer to something literally "encircled".
 Imperial Russia
 Russian Federation
In the present-day Russian Federation, the term "okrug" is either translated as "district" or rendered directly as "okrug", and is used to describe the following types of administrative divisions:
- Federal Districts (federalny okrug), such as the Siberian Federal District;
- Autonomous okrugs (avtonomny okrug), such as Koryak Autonomous Okrug;
- Komi-Permyak Okrug, a territory with special status within Perm Krai.
"Okrug" is also used to describe the administrative divisions of the two "federal cities" in Russia:
- the administrative okrugs of Moscow are an upper-level administrative division.
- the municipal okrugs of St. Petersburg are a lower-level administrative division.
Furthermore, the designation okrug denotes several selsovet-level administrative divisions:
- okrugs, such as okrugs of Samara Oblast.
- rural okrugs (selsky okrug), such as the rural okrugs of Adygea.
- rural territorial okrugs (selsky territorialny okrug), such as the rural territorial okrugs of Murmansk Oblast.
- stanitsa okrugs (stanichny okrug), such as the stanitsa okrugs of Krasnodar Krai.
- See also: Subdivisions of Serbia
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