Sochi is a city in Krasnodar Krai, Russia, located on the Black Sea coast near the border between Georgia/Abkhazia and Russia. With the alpine and Nordic events held at the nearby ski resort of Roza Khutor in Krasnaya Polyana, Sochi hosted 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 will also be one of the host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Sochi is often called the unofficial 'Summer Capital' of Russia, or the Black Sea Pearl. This is the country's biggest and busiest summer sea resort, attracting more than four million visitors annually with its amazing mountainous coastline, endless shingle beaches, warm sunny days, and bustling nightlife.
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As a municipal division, the City of Sochi is incorporated as Sochi Urban Okrug. Sochi is administratively subdivided into four city districts: Tsentralny City District, Lazarevsky City District, Khostinsky City District, and Adlersky City District.
Tsentralny City District/ Central Sochi District:
Tsentralny City District, or central Sochi, covers an area of 32 Sq Km. Attractions include:
Lazarevsky City District:
Lazarevsky City District lies to the northwest from the city center and comprises of several microdistricts:
Khostinsky City District:
Khostinsky City District, sprawling to the southeast from the city center, is traversed by many rivulets which give their names to the microdistricts of Matsesta ("flame-colored river"), Kudepsta, and Khosta ("the river of boars").
Adlersky City District:
Adlersky City District is the southernmost district of the city, located just north of the border with Abkhazia.
Getting to the city from Sochi/Adler International Airport
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