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Kreis (pronounced [ˈkʁaɪs]; plural Kreise [ˈkʁaɪzə]) is the German word for circle, and also refers to a type of country subdivision.

  • In Germany, a Kreis is a district or county
  • In Prussia, a Kreis was a district or county
  • In the Holy Roman Empire a Reichskreis (Imperial Circle) was a regional association of several principalities
  • In the Swiss canton of Graubünden the 11 districts are divided into 39 Kreise (circles)

Kreis may also be a surname.

People with this surname include:

In music and culture:

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