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Monaco

Principality of Monaco
Principauté de Monaco
Flag of Monaco
Coat of arms of Monaco
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "Deo Juvante" (Latin)
"With God's Help"
Anthem: Hymne Monégasque
English: Monégasque Anthem
Location of  Monaco  (green)in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Monaco  (green)

in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

Capital Monaco-ville (city-state)
43°44′N 7°25′E / 43.733°N 7.417°E / 43.733; 7.417
Largest Quartier Monte Carlo
Official languages French
Common languages
Ethnic groups
Religion Roman Catholicism
Demonym
  • Monégasque
  • Monacan
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Prince
Albert II
Serge Telle
Legislature National Council
Independence
• House of Grimaldi (under the sovereignty of the Republic of Genoa)
1297
• from the French Empire
17 May 1814
• from occupation of the Sixth Coalition
17 June 1814
1861
1911
Area
• Total
2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi) (248th)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2014 estimate
37,800 (217th)
• 2008 census
35,352
• Density
18,713/km2 (48,466.4/sq mi) (1st)
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
• Total
$3.000 billion (156th)
• Per capita
$78,700 (9th)
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
• Total
$5.424 billion (148th)
• Per capita
$153,177 (1st)
HDI (2015 estimate) Increase 1.000
very high
Currency Euro () (EUR)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
• Summer (DST)
CEST (UTC+2)
Drives on the right
Calling code +377
ISO 3166 code MC
Internet TLD .mc
  1. ^ Government offices are however, located in the Quartier of Monaco-Ville.
  2. ^ GDP per capita calculations include non-resident workers from France and Italy.
  3. ^ Monacan is the term for residents.

in Europe  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

Monaco (Listeni/ˈmɒnək/; French pronunciation: ​[mɔnako]), officially the Principality of Monaco (French: Principauté de Monaco), is a sovereign city-state and microstate, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. France borders the country on three sides while the other side borders the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco has an area of 2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi) and a population of about 37,800; it is the second smallest and the most densely populated country in the world. Monaco has a land border of 4.4 km (2.7 mi), a coastline of 4.1 km (2.5 mi), and a width that varies between 1,700 and 349 m (1,859 and 382 yd). The highest point in the country is a narrow pathway named Chemin des Révoires on the slopes of Mont Agel, in the Les Révoires Ward, which is 161 metres (528 feet) above sea level. Monaco's most populous Quartier is Monte Carlo and the most populous Ward is Larvotto/Bas Moulins. Through land reclamation, Monaco's land mass has expanded by twenty percent. Monaco is known as a playground for the rich and famous, due to its tax laws. In 2014, it was noted about 30% of the population was made up of millionaires, more than in Zürich or Geneva.


Ward Area
(km²)
Population
(Census
of 2008)
Density
(km²)
City
Blocks
(îlots)
Remarks
Former municipality of Monaco
Monaco-Ville 0.19 1,034 5,442 19 Old City
Former municipality of Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo/Spélugues (Bd. Des Moulins-Av. de la Madone) 0.30 3,834 12,780 20 Casino and resort area
La Rousse/Saint Roman (Annonciade-Château Périgord) 0.13 3,223 24,792 17 Northeast area, includes Le Ténao
Larvotto/Bas Moulins (Larvotto-Bd Psse Grace) 0.34 5,443 16,009 17 Eastern beach area
Saint Michel (Psse Charlotte-Park Palace) 0.16 3,907 24,419 24 Central residential area
Former municipality of La Condamine
La Condamine 0.28 3,947 14,096 28 Northwest port area
La Colle (Plati-Pasteur-Bd Charles III) 0.11 2,829 25,718 15 On the western border with Cap d'Ail
Les Révoires (Hector Otto-Honoré Labande) 0.09 2,545 28,278 11 Contains the Jardin Exotique de Monaco
Moneghetti/ Bd de Belgique (Bd Rainier III-Bd de Belgique) 0.10 3,003 30,030 17 Central-north residential area
New land reclaimed from the sea
Fontvieille 0.35 3,901 11,146 10 Started 1981
Monaco 2.05 33,666 16,422 178  
(1) Not included in the total, as it is only proposed
Climate data for Monaco
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 12.3
(54.1)
12.5
(54.5)
14.0
(57.2)
16.1
(61)
19.4
(66.9)
23.0
(73.4)
25.8
(78.4)
25.9
(78.6)
23.8
(74.8)
19.9
(67.8)
16.1
(61)
13.4
(56.1)
18.5
(65.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.2
(50.4)
10.4
(50.7)
11.8
(53.2)
13.9
(57)
17.1
(62.8)
20.8
(69.4)
23.5
(74.3)
23.7
(74.7)
21.6
(70.9)
17.8
(64)
14.0
(57.2)
11.4
(52.5)
16.4
(61.5)
Average low °C (°F) 8.1
(46.6)
8.2
(46.8)
9.6
(49.3)
11.6
(52.9)
14.8
(58.6)
18.5
(65.3)
21.2
(70.2)
21.5
(70.7)
19.3
(66.7)
15.6
(60.1)
11.9
(53.4)
9.3
(48.7)
14.1
(57.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 82.7
(3.256)
76.4
(3.008)
70.5
(2.776)
62.2
(2.449)
48.6
(1.913)
36.9
(1.453)
15.6
(0.614)
31.3
(1.232)
54.4
(2.142)
108.2
(4.26)
104.2
(4.102)
77.5
(3.051)
768.5
(30.256)
Average precipitation days 6.8 6.4 6.1 6.3 5.2 4.1 1.9 3.1 4.0 5.8 7.0 6.0 62.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 148.8 152.6 201.5 228.0 269.7 297.0 341.0 306.9 240.0 204.6 156.0 142.6 2,668.7
Source: Monaco website
Microstates Association Agreement Eurozone Schengen Area EU single market EU customs territory EU VAT area Dublin Regulation
 Monaco (relations) Negotiating Yes de facto Partial Yes Yes No

Government
General information
Travel
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  • Monégasque
  • Monacan
  • Fontvieille was added as a fourth ward, a newly constructed area claimed from the sea in the 1970s;
  • Moneghetti became the fifth ward, created from part of La Condamine;
  • Larvotto became the sixth ward, created from part of Monte Carlo;
  • La Rousse/Saint Roman (including Le Ténao) became the seventh ward, also created from part of Monte Carlo.
  • Other possible expansions are Le Portier, a project relaunched in 2012
  • Another possibility was Fontvieille II Development to commence in 2013
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