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Monaco is a sovereign city-state and microstate in Western Europe, situated on the French Riviera. France encircles the nation on three sides and shares a border with the Mediterranean Sea on the fourth. Monaco has an area of 2.02 km2 (0.78 sq mi) and has a population of about 37,800; it is the world’s second smallest and densestly inhabited nation. Monaco has a land boundary of 4.4 kilometers (2.7 miles), a coastline of 4.1 kilometers (2.5 miles), and a breadth ranging from 1,700 to 349 meters (1,859 and 382 yd). The country’s highest point is 161 metres (528 feet) above sea level, on the slopes of Mont Agel in the Les Révoires Ward.

Monte Carlo is Monaco’s most populated Quartier, whereas Larvotto/Bas Moulins is its most populous Ward. Monaco’s land mass has increased by 20% as a result of land reclamation. Monaco, despite its little size, is very ancient and well-known, particularly for its position as a playground for the wealthy and famous, who serve as a spectacle for visitors and an economic engine for the Mediterranean. In 2014, it was estimated that about 30% of the population was millionaires, comparable to Zürich or Geneva.

Monaco is a principality administered by a type of constitutional monarchy under the leadership of Prince Albert II. Despite the fact that Prince Albert II is a constitutional monarch, he has enormous political influence. Since 1297, the House of Grimaldi has governed Monaco with short intervals. Although French is the official language, Monégasque, Italian, and English are commonly spoken and understood. Monaco’s sovereignty was formally acknowledged in 1861 by the Franco-Monegasque Treaty, with Monaco becoming a full voting member of the United Nations in 1993. Despite Monaco’s independence and distinct foreign policy, France is responsible for its defense. Monaco does, however, retain two minor military forces.

Economic growth was accelerated in the late nineteenth century with the establishment of the country’s first casino, Monte Carlo, and the establishment of a railway link to Paris. Monaco’s warm temperature, magnificent landscape, and premium gaming facilities have all contributed to the principality’s reputation as a major tourist destination and leisure center for the wealthy and famous throughout the years. Monaco has developed into a significant financial center in recent years and has effectively diversified its economy towards services and small, high-value-added, non-polluting businesses. The state has no personal income tax, minimal corporate taxes, and is well-known as a tax haven. It is also the site of the annual Monaco Grand Prix, one of Formula One’s original Grands Prix.

Monaco is not an official member of the European Union (EU), although it does participate in certain EU regulations, such as customs and border controls. Monaco utilizes the euro as its only currency as a result of its connection with France (before, it used the Monégasque franc). Monaco became a member of the Council of Europe in 2004. It is a member of the Francophonie Internationale Organisation (OIF).

Monaco | Introduction

TOURISM The principality of Monaco, or the city-state Monaco, is located between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, bordered to the east and west by the French Riviera, with the Italian Riviera just a few kilometers to the east. This is the world's second-smallest sovereign state (after the Vatican) and is...

How To Travel To Monaco

Although not officially part of the Schengen Area, there are no border restrictions when entering or leaving Monaco from France, thus it may be considered part of the Schengen Area for all practical reasons. BY PLANE The closest airport is Nice Côte-d'Azur International in neighboring France, some 40 kilometers (25 miles)...

How To Travel Around Monaco

BY FOOT Walking is by far the best method to travel about Monaco; nevertheless, certain places, such as the Exotic Gardens, need a significant shift in elevation and therefore demand hard treks. There are also seven public escalators and elevators (all of which are free) to assist in navigating the...

Money & Shopping in Monaco

Money The euro (€) is used in Monaco, and it is split into 100 cents. Currency exchange is simple for a variety of currencies. ATMs are widely available. Shopping Shopping in Monte Carlo is generally very exclusive, and it is not a place to go on a budget. There are many locations where...

Food & Drinks in Monaco

Food in Monaco The food in Monaco is generally superb. From the Cafe de Paris across the street from the casino to the waterfront eateries along the Port de Fontvieille, there are many excellent restaurants to choose from. During the winter months, the restaurants are reasonably priced—for Monaco. The bouillabaisse...

Things To See in Monaco

The principality of Monaco has an excellent mix of ancient and contemporary attractions. There are museums, palaces, retail malls, and casinos to visit. Monaco also has places to rest along the port and even near the attractions. If you take the time to understand where the different "short cuts"...

Things To Do in Monaco

Hike or drive up Tête de Chien ("Dogs Head"). Enjoy one of the most breathtaking views of Monaco. Another excellent spot nearby with an amazing view can be found just north of the "Fort de la Tête de Chien."Hike along the coastal path from Monaco to Carnoles. A lovely stroll with...

Festivals & Holidays in Monaco

Monaco Grand Prix (Grand Prix de Monaco),  +377 93 15 26 24, e-mail: [email protected] The most well-known Formula One Grand Prix is held on the streets of Monaco. It is also one of Europe's most important social events of the year. Every year in mid-May, the Automobile Club of Monaco stages this magnificent Formula...

Stay Safe & Healthy in Monaco

Monaco is a secure, crime-free environment with a robust police presence. It boasts the lowest murder rate of any nation in the world, as well as one of the lowest total crime rates. Because of their prosperous status, every public area is covered with cameras, and any kind of...

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