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For other uses, see Riviera (disambiguation).

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:

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



used by many to refer to Fort Lauderdale, Florida 
  • Riviera Maya, the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán peninsula

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