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|federation circle:||South Russia|
|federation subject:||Region Krasnodar|
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|Surface:||147 km ²|
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|Telephone preselection:||+7 (86 22)|
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|List of the cities in Russia|
Sotschi (Russian Сочи) is a city at the black sea in Russia. It lies in the region Krasnodar the close border to Georgien and has 328,014 inhabitants (conditions 2004). It is one of the most popular bathing and health resorts in Russia. With an expansion of 147 kilometers large Sotschi is the second largest city of the world.
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of 6. to 15. Century belonged the area to the kings of Georgien, which built a dozen of churches there. In Loo the ruin of a Byzantine Basilika from that stands for 11. Century. Starting from that 15. Century was controlled the coast by the Osmani realm. After that 7. Russian Turk war it was surrendered to 1829 contractually to Russia.
Sotschi was created 1838 as settlement Alexandria with military attachment. 1896 became the settlement the city and received its current names. The city developed in the Soviet Union to a fashionable bathing resort, after Josef Stalin in the environment established its favourite Datscha.
with short, mild winters and are enough for present the climate actual also by the situation at the Caucasus for summers. The welfare seeds sources of mineral and bath possibilities lead to the fact that over 4 million tourist the city annually visit. Sotschi is also as conference city admitted and aligns in the summer the Filmfestival Kinotawr .
Sotschi is in an impressive landscape because of the foot of the Caucasus. From the beach the snow-covered summits are to be seen. Beside sand and gravel beaches the city lures with a subtropical vegetation, an innumerable park, monuments and a extravaganten stalinistischen architecture.
Close one of the city lies the Caucasian biosphere reservation, which was set from the UNESCO 1999 on the list of the world nature inheritance.
partnerships between cities
- Cheltenham (1959)
- Menton (1966)
- Rimini (1977)
- Espoo (1989)
- Long Beach (1990)
- Trabzon (1991)
- Pärnu (1994)
- Weihai (1996)
sons and daughters of the city
- Jewgeni Alexandrowitsch Kafelnikow, tennis player
- Tuapse - Russian seaside resort close Sotschi
- Dagomys - Georgian seaside resort close Sotschi
- Gagra - Georgian seaside resort close Sotschi
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|Commons: Sochi - pictures, videos and/or audio files|
- travel route in the Sotschi (Sochi) SPHERE Touristi company
- Sotschi 2014
- Sochi - the Russian Riviera
coordinates: 43° 35 ' N 39° 44 ' O
Abinsk | Abrau Djurso | Anapa | Apscheronsk | Armawir | Beloretschensk | Chadyshensk | Dagomys | Gelendschik | Gorjatschi Kljutsch | Gulkewitschi | Jejsk | Korenowsk | Krasnodar | Kropotkin | Krymsk | Kurganinsk | Labinsk | Nowokubansk | Noworossisk | Primorsko Achtarsk | Slawjansk well Kubani | Sotschi | Temrjuk | Tichorezk | Timaschowsk | Tuapse | Ust Labinsk