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En NameSochi
Ru NameСочи
Image SkylineSochi view.jpg
Image CaptionView of Sochi and the Black Sea
Map Label Positionright
Image CoaCoat of Arms of Sochi (Krasnodar krai).png
Image FlagFlag of Sochi (Krasnodar krai).png
Federal SubjectKrasnodar Krai
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Urban Okrug JurSochi Urban Okrug
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Leader TitleHead
Leader NameAnatoly Pakhomov (acting)
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Representative BodyCity Assembly
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Area Km23505
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Pop 2010census343285
Pop 2010census Rank52nd
Pop 2002census328809
Pop 2002census Rank55th
Established Date1838
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Prev Name1Chatsha  
Prev Name1 Date1864
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Prev Name2Dakhovsky
Prev Name2 Date1896
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Postal Codes354000-354999
Dialing Codes8622
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DateMay 2010

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Sochi ( ) is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, situated just north of Russia's border with the de facto independent republic of Abkhazia, on the Black Sea coast. Greater Sochi sprawls for 145 km along the shores of the Black Sea near the Caucasus Mountains. According to the preliminary results of the 2010 Census, the city had a permanent population of 343,285; up from 328,809 recorded in the 2002 Census, making it Russia's largest resort city.

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. It is also one of the host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Sochi has a humid subtropical climate-Mediterranean-type, with mild winters (average +11 C (77.4 F) during the day and +4 C (64.8 F) at night in the period from December to March) and comfortable summers (average +24 C (100.8 F) during the day and +16 C (86.4 F) at night period from May to October).

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