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Nice and Monaco. True-colour satellite image of Nice (lower right), France, and the surrounding area, including the city-state of Monaco (lower far right). North is at top. This area is called the Cote D'Azur (Riviera). Urban areas such as Nice and Cannes (lower centre) appear grey. Forests are dark green and crops are mostly yellow. Bare ground appears pale yellow or brown, almost white. Nice lies between the Mediterranean Sea (blue) and the Maritime Alps (upper frame). The River Var flows just to the west of Nice. Image taken by the American Landsat-5 satellite. The smallest visible features are 30 metres across.
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