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'''Sochi''' is a city in Krasnodar Krai, [[Russia]], located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. The Greater Sochi, which includes territories and localities subordinated to Sochi proper, has a total area of 3,526 square kilometers (1,361 sq mi)[ and sprawls for 145 kilometers (90 mi) along the shores of the Black Sea near the Caucasus Mountains. The area of the city proper is 176.77 square kilometers (68.25 sq mi). According to the 2010 Census, the city had a permanent population of 343,334, up from 328,809 recorded in the 2002 Census, making it Russia's largest resort city. It is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters.
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'''Sochi''' is a city in Krasnodar Krai, [[Russia]], located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. The Greater Sochi, which includes territories and localities subordinated to Sochi proper, has a total area of 3,526 square kilometers (1,361 sq mi)[ and sprawls for 145 kilometers (90 mi) along the shores of the Black Sea near the Caucasus Mountains.[citation needed] The area of the city proper is 176.77 square kilometers (68.25 sq mi). According to the 2010 Census, the city had a permanent population of 343,334, up from 328,809 recorded in the 2002 Census, making it Russia's largest resort city. It is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters.
   
 
Sochi will host the [[XXII Olympic Winter Games]] and [[XI Paralympic Winter Games]] in 2014, as well as the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix from 2014 until at least 2020 subject to the circuit being ready in time. It is also one of the host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
 
Sochi will host the [[XXII Olympic Winter Games]] and [[XI Paralympic Winter Games]] in 2014, as well as the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix from 2014 until at least 2020 subject to the circuit being ready in time. It is also one of the host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
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==Venues==
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Adler Arena Skating Center.jpg|[[Adler Arena Skating Center]]
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Bolshoy Ice Dome.jpg|[[Bolshoy Ice Dome]]
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Fisht Olympic Stadium.jpg|[[Fisht Olympic Stadium]]
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Ice Cube Curling Center.jpg|[[Ice Cube Curling Center]]
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Iceberg Skating Palace.jpg|[[Iceberg Skating Palace]]
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Shayba Arena.jpg|[[Shayba Arena]]
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[[Category:Host cities]]
 
[[Category:Host cities]]
 
[[Category:Russian cities]]
 
[[Category:Russian cities]]

Latest revision as of 23:03, January 8, 2014

Sochi

Sochi is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. The Greater Sochi, which includes territories and localities subordinated to Sochi proper, has a total area of 3,526 square kilometers (1,361 sq mi)[ and sprawls for 145 kilometers (90 mi) along the shores of the Black Sea near the Caucasus Mountains.[citation needed] The area of the city proper is 176.77 square kilometers (68.25 sq mi). According to the 2010 Census, the city had a permanent population of 343,334, up from 328,809 recorded in the 2002 Census, making it Russia's largest resort city. It is one of the very few places in Russia with a subtropical climate, with warm to hot summers and mild winters.

Sochi will host the XXII Olympic Winter Games and XI Paralympic Winter Games in 2014, as well as the Russian Formula 1 Grand Prix from 2014 until at least 2020 subject to the circuit being ready in time. It is also one of the host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

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