Rimini (ˈriːmini, Latin name Ariminum) is a medium-sized city of 142,579 inhabitants in the Emilia-Romagna
Emilia–Romagna is an administrative region of Northern Italy comprising the two historic regions of Emilia and Romagna. The capital is Bologna; it has an area of and about 4.4 million inhabitants....

 region of Italy
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, and capital city of the Province of Rimini
Province of Rimini
The Province of Rimini is a province in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Its capital is the city of Rimini. It borders the state of San Marino.-History:...

. It is located on the Adriatic Sea
Adriatic Sea
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, on the coast between the rivers Marecchia
The Marecchia is a river in eastern Italy. In ancient times it was known as the Ariminus which was from the Greek Ariminos, Αριμινος . The source of the river is east of Pieve Santo Stefano and southwest of Badia Tedalda in the province of Arezzo in Tuscany...

 (the ancient Ariminus) and Ausa
Ausa River
The Ausa River is a river of northern San Marino and Emilia–Romagna in Italy. The source of the river is Monte Titano in central San Marino. The river flows northeast past Serravalle and crosses the border into the Italian province of Rimini close to Dogana...

 (ancient Aprusa). It is one of the most famous seaside resorts in Europe
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, thanks to its 15 km-long sandy beach, over 1,000 hotels and thousands of bars, restaurants and discos.