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Principality of 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
  • Monégasque
  • Monacan
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Prince
Albert II
Serge Telle
Legislature National Council
• House of Grimaldi (under the sovereignty of the Republic of Genoa)
• from the French Empire
17 May 1814
• from occupation of the Sixth Coalition
17 June 1814
• Total
2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi) (248th)
• Water (%)
• 2014 estimate
37,800 (217th)
• 2008 census
• 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)
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.

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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.