Krasnodar Krai (Краснода́рский край), a federal subject of Russia, is situated in the southern part of the country.
Along the Black Sea, to the southwest of this region, there are magnificent cities such as Novorossiysk, featuring the largest port in the krai. Also on the coastline, there is Sochi, a famed beach resort, which was the host city of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Within Greater Sochi, is the stunning Sochi National Park and excellent winter resorts such as Krasnaya Polyana, beautifully surrounded by mountains.
The capital of Krasnodar Krai - Krasnodar - is a beautiful riverside city featuring restored tsarist-era buildings, being a significant cultural centre in south part of Russia. Among the many tourist destinations is Abrau-Dyurso, the heart of the most important wine-growing region in the country, on the shores of Lake Abrau.
Population: estimated 5,6 million people
Other major cities: Sochi, Novorossiysk, Armavir
Main attractions: Krasnodar, Sochi, Anapa, Armavi, Gelendzhik, Labinsk, Novorossiysk, Tuapse, Taman, Caucasian Biosphere Reserve, Abrau-Dyurso, Krasnaya Polyana
Major Airports: Krasnodar International Airport (KRR - Международный аэропорт Краснодар), Sochi International Airport (AER - Международный Аэропорт Сочи)
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