raion (plural raions)
- An administrative unit of some Eastern European and Asian states.
- 2000, Roman Szporluk, Russia, Ukraine, and the Breakup of the Soviet Union, Stanford: Hoover Institution Press, p 119:
- Suffice it to mention that several thousand raion papers were replaced by “territorial administrations” organs, and that all transport papers were closed.
The term describes both a type of a subnational entity and a division of a city and is almost always translated as "district". A raion is usually an entity two steps below the national level.