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 French Riviera (Côte d'Azur), part of the southern coast of France and
- the Italian Riviera (Riviera ligure), part of the coast of Italy.
- Red Sea Riviera, the eastern shore of Egypt
- Mexican Riviera, the southwestern coast of Mexico, including Acapulco
- Mayan Riviera, the Caribbean coast of the Yucatán Peninsula
- United States
- American Riviera, Santa Barbara, California and Orange County, California
- Redneck Riviera, a nickname for the Emerald Coast region of Florida
- Bronx Riviera, also known as The Riviera of New York City, 'Hood Beach, or the Working Class Riviera: City Island and Orchard Beach, New York
- Cajun Riviera, an affectionate nickname for Holly Beach, Louisiana
- Irish Riviera, various locations in the United States with a high population of Irish Americans
- Albanian Riviera, in southern Albania
- Athens Riviera, the Saronic Gulf coastline of Athens
- Austrian Riviera, a former coastline of Austria-Hungary near Trieste on the Adriatic Sea
- Baltic Riviera, the Latvian coast in and around Jūrmala, near Riga
- 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
- Cheshire Riviera, the south west coast of the Wirral peninsula
- Crimean Riviera, the southern coast of the Crimean peninsula
- English Riviera, Torbay in the southwest of England
- Makarska Riviera, in Croatia
- Portuguese Riviera, coastal region to the west of Lisbon (centered on the cities of Cascais and Estoril)
- Romanian Riviera, Romania's Black Sea Coast
- Slovenian Riviera, Slovenia's Adriatic Sea Coast
- Spanish Riviera, Costa del Sol, Costa Brava, Costa Blanca
- Swiss Riviera, Vevey and Montreux
- Sussex Riviera, Worthing, West Sussex
- Turkish Riviera, also known as the Turquoise Coast, in Turkey
- Australian Riviera, Gold Coast, Queensland
- The Riviera of Melbourne, the coastal region from Seaford to Mornington, Victoria, Australia
- "The Riviera of the South", a nickname of Riverton, New Zealand
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- NYC Parks & Recreation. "Orchard Beach, Bronx - Visit The Riviera of New York City". New York City: The Official Guide.
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