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City of Nice on the French Riviera

Nice is a city in southern France located on the Mediterranean coast, between Marseille and Genoa, with 986,903 inhabitants in the metropolitan. The city is a major tourist centre and a leading resort on the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur). It is the historical capital city of the County of Nice. There were settlements in the Nice area approximately 2,000 years ago: the site of Terra Amata shows one of the earliest uses of fire and construction of houses. Nice was founded probably around 350 BC by the Greeks of Massilia (Marseille) and received the name of "Nikaia" in honour of a victory over the neighbouring Ligurians (Nike being the Greek goddess of victory). It soon became one of the busiest trading ports on the Ligurian coast

 

Photo of the Promenade des Anglais ("Walk of the English"), a celebrated promenade along the Mediterranean at Nice

 

Nice is een stad in het zuiden van Frankrijk gelegen aan de Middellandse Zee, tussen Marseille en Genua, met 933.080 inwoners. De stad is een grote toeristische trekpleister en hoofdstad van de Franse Riviera (Côte d'Azur). De naam betekenent overwinningsvol, naar de Griekse godin van de overwinning, Nikè. Al snel werd het een van de drukste handelsplaatsen aan de Ligurische kust.

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Taken on August 24, 2007