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An okrug[lower-alpha 1] is a type of administrative division in some Slavic-speaking states. The word okrug is a loanword in English,[1] alternatively translated as area, district, or region.

Etymologically, okrug literally means 'circuit', derived from Proto-Slavic *okrǫgъ, in turn from *ob- "around" + *krǫgъ "circle". In meaning, the word is similar to the German term Bezirk or Kreis ('district') and the French word arrondissement; all of which refer to something "encircled" or "surrounded".