Sochi sô´chē [key], city (1989 pop. 337,000), Krasnodar Territory, S European Russia, on the east shore of the Black Sea, in the foothills of the Caucasus. It is a port and subtropical resort, established as a spa in 1902. Tourism is important to the city. Sochi was host city for the 2014 winter Olympics, and ski slopes and resorts were developed nearby for the games.
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