Riviera, pronounced [riˈvjɛːra], 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 Italian Riviera (Riviera ligure), part of the coast of Italy and
- the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur), part of the southern coast of France.
- Red Sea Riviera, the eastern shore of Egypt
- Mayan Riviera, the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula
- Mexican Riviera, the southwestern coast of Mexico, including Acapulco
- California Riviera, Santa Barbara, California  
- Florida Riviera, Miami Beach, Florida. 
- Irish Riviera, a term used to refer to various locations in the United States with high population of Irish Americans
- Redneck Riviera, a term used to refer to the north west panhandle area of Florida and the coastal area of Alabama.
- French Riviera, also known as the Côte d'Azur
- Italian Riviera, also known as the Riviera Ligure
- Portuguese Riviera, also known as the Costa do Estoril
- Albanian Riviera
- Budva Riviera, in Montenegro
- Bulgarian Black Sea Coast, also known as the Bulgarian Riviera, formerly part of the Red Riviera.
- Caucasian Riviera, of Russia and Georgia
- Makarska Riviera, in Croatia
- Slovene Riviera
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