Nice - information about the city

Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, with a population of 348,721 within its administrative limits on a land area of 71.92 km2 (28 sq mi). The urban area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of more than 955,000 on an area of 721 km2  (278 sq mi). Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille. The city is called Nice la Belle (Nissa La Bella in Niçard), which means Nice the Beautiful, which is also the title of the unofficial anthem of Nice, written by Menica Rondelly in 1912. Nice is the capital of the Alpes Maritimes département and the second biggest city of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region after Marseille.
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Nice - tourist attractions

markerA Promenade des Anglais The Promenade des Anglais is a celebrated promenade along the Mediterranean at Nice, France. Before Nice was urbanized, the coast at Nice was just bordered by a deserted band of beach. The first houses were located on higher ground well away from the sea. Starting in the second half of the 18th cent... Promenade des Anglais - photo
markerB Roman Catholic Diocese of Nice The Roman Catholic Diocese of Nice is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic church in France. The diocese comprises the Départment of Alpes-Maritimes. The diocese is a suffragan of the archdiocese of Marseille. The current bishop is Louis Albert Joseph Roger Sankalé, appointed in 2005. B... Roman Catholic Diocese of Nice - photo
markerC Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Nice The St Nicholas Orthodox Cathedral, Nice ( Cathédrale Orthodoxe Saint-Nicolas de Nice ) is a Christian Orthodox cathedral, and a national monument of France, located in the city of Nice. Opened in 1912, thanks to the generosity of Russia 's Tsar Nicholas II, it is the largest Orthodox cathedral in W... Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Nice - photo
markerD Nice Côte d'Azur Airport Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (Aéroport Nice Côte d'Azur, code IATA: NCE,  ICAO: LFMN) is an airport located 3.2  NM (5.9 km; 3.7 mi) southwest of Nice, in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France. The airport is positioned 7 km (4 mi) west of the city centre, and is the principal port of arrival for pas... Nice Côte d'Azur Airport - photo
markerE Nice Observatory The Observatoire de Nice (Nice Observatory) is an astronomical observatory located in Nice, France on the summit of Mont Gros. The observatory was initiated in 1879 by the banker Raphaël Bischoffsheim. The architect was Charles Garnier, and Gustave Eiffel designed the main dome. The 77-cm (30.3-inch... Nice Observatory - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 43.7, 7.25
Approximate population: 348,721

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