Riviera

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Riviera is an Italian common name which means "coastline", derived from Old French. 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:

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

Africa
America
Asia and Oceania
Europe

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