Sochi (Russian: Со́чи) is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. The Greater Sochi area, which includes territories and localities subordinated to Sochi proper, has a total area of 3526 km2 and sprawls for 145 km along the shores of the Black Sea near the Caucasus Mountains. The area of the city proper is 176.77 km2. 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. Being part of the Caucasian Riviera, 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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There is widespread community transmission globally. Some travel restrictions are being lifted in Russia. For the latest travel status, please check the official page for Russia.