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    vacation area on the Mediterranean Sea between southern France and northwestern Italy (Wikipedia) - Riviera For other uses, see Riviera (disambiguation).

    Riviera is an Italian word which means "coastline", ultimately derived from Latin ripa, through Ligurian rivea. It came to be applied as a proper name to the coast of Liguria, in the form riviera ligure, then shortened to riviera. The two areas currently known in English as "The Riviera" without additional qualification are:

    • the French Riviera, part of the southern coast of France and
    • the Italian Riviera, part of the coast of Italy.

    "Riviera" may be also applied to any coastline, especially one that is sunny, topographically diverse and popular with tourists. Such places called Riviera include:

    • Alsea Riviera, a rural cluster of riverfront homes west of Tidewater, Oregon, along the banks of the Alsea River
    • American Riviera, Santa Barbara, California
    • Mexican Riviera, the western coast of Mexico including Acapulco
    • Oakland Riviera, Oakland, California, The north-east coastline of Lake Merritt.
    • Riviera Maya, the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán peninsula
    • Redneck Riviera, the Gulf of Mexico coast between Panama City, Florida and Gulf Shores, Alabama
    Asia and OceaniaEurope
    • Albanian Riviera, in southern Albania
    • Austrian Riviera, a former coastline of Austria-Hungary near Trieste on the Adriatic Sea
    • Belgian Riviera, part of the Belgian coast
    • Budva Riviera, in Montenegro
    • Bulgarian Riviera, Bulgarian Black Sea Coast
    • Caucasian Riviera, Russia: Sochi, Georgia: Abkhazia and Adjara
    • Crimean Riviera, the southern coast of the Crimean peninsula
    • English Riviera, Torbay in the southwest of England
    • German Riviera, southern Baltic Sea coast of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
    • Greek Riviera, the island of Spetses, Hydra and the eastern coast of Peloponnese
    • Makarska Riviera, in Croatia
    • Norrbottens riviera in Swedish Norrland
    • Romanian Riviera, Romania''s Black Sea Coast
    • Slovenian Riviera, Slovenia''s Adriatic Sea Coast
    • Spanish Riviera, Costa del Sol, Costa Brava, Costa Blanca
    • Sussex Riviera, Worthing, West Sussex
    • Scandinavian Riviera, Landskrona, southwest Sweden
    • Turkish Riviera, also known as the Turquoise Coast

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