Altai Krai is a subject of the Russian Federation. It is part of the Siberian Federal District and is part of the West Siberian economic region.
Formed on September 28, 1937. The administrative center is the city of Barnaul.
Borders with the Altai Republic, Novosibirsk, Kemerovo regions of Russia, Pavlodar, Abay and East Kazakhstan regions of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The Altai Krai is located between 50 and 55 degrees north latitude and 77 and 87 degrees east longitude. The length of the territory from west to east is about 600 km, from north to south about 400 km. The distance from Barnaul to Moscow in a straight line is about 2940 km, along roads about 3600 km.