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Nice (/[unsupported input]ˈns/, French pronunciation: [nis]; Niçard Occitan: Niça [classical norm] or Nissa [nanstaundart], Italian: Nizza or Nizza Marittima, Greek: Νίκαια, Latin: Nicaea) is the fift maist muckle ceety in Fraunce, efter Paris, Marseille, Lyon an Toulouse, wi a population o 348,721 athin its admeenistrative limits on a land aurie o 71.92 km2 (28 sq mi). The urban aurie o Nice extends ayont the admeenistrative ceety limits wi a population o mair than 955,000[1] on an aurie o 721 km2 (278 sq mi). Locatit on the sooth east coast o Fraunce on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the seicont-lairgest French ceety on the Mediterranean coast efter Marseille.

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Motto(s): Nicæa civitas.
Kintra Fraunce
Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Depairtment Alpes-Maritimes
Arrondissement Nice
Intercommunality Nice-Côte d'Azur
 • Mayor (2008–14) Christian Estrosi
 • Land1 71.92 km2 (27.77 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 344,875
 • Rank 5t in Fraunce
 • Urban (2010) 955,000
INSEE/Postal code 06088

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population withoot dooble coontin: residents o multiple communes (e.g., students an militar personnel) anly coonted ance.



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