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Monaco

Principality of Monaco / Principatu de Múnegu (Monégasque)
Principauté de Monaco (French)
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Flag - Coat of arms
Motto:"Deo Juvante" (Latin)
"With God's Help"
Anthem:Hymne Monégasque
Location of Monaco (green)on the European continent (dark grey) — [Legend] Location of Monaco ( green )

on the European continent ( dark grey ) — [Legend ]

Capital - Monaco (As opposed to a common belief, "Monaco-Ville" is just the historical district—hence the confusing name "Monaco-Town"—but is neither a city nor the capital city)
43°43′N 7°25′E  /  43.717°N 7.417°E  / 43.717;7.417
Largest Most populated quartier -
Monte Carlo
Official language(s) - French[ 2 - is the only official language. Monégasque, Italian and English are also widely spoken and understood. (See Languages of Monaco
Demonym - Monégasque or Monegasque
Government - Constitutional monarchy and Principality
Prince - Albert II
Minister of State - Michel Roger
President of the National Council - Stéphane Valeri
Independence
House of Grimaldi - 1297
Constitution - 1911
Area
Total - 2.02 km (232nd)
0.78 sq mi
Water (%) - 0.0[ 3 -
Population
2010 estimate - 30,586[ 4 - (211th
2008 census - 35,352[ 3 -
Density - 15,142/km (1st)
39,217/sq mi
GDP (PPP) - 2008 estimate
Total - $4.888 billion[ 5 - [ 6 - (153rd
Per capita - $65,928[ 5 - [ 6 - (4th
GDP (nominal) - 2008 estimate
Total - $6.581 billion[ 5 - [ 6 - (136th
Per capita - $88,761[ 5 - [ 6 - (4th
HDI (2003) - ▬ 0.946 (high ) (16th as of 2005
Currency - Euro (EUR
Time zone - CET (UTC+1
Summer (DST) - CEST (UTC+2
Drives on the - right
Internet Domain name TLD - .mc
Calling code - +377
- Monaco is a city-state.
Monaco en-us-Monaco.ogg /ˈmɒnəkoʊ/
1 Administrative divisions
  • 1.1 Overview
  • 1.2 Traditional quarters and modern geographic areas
    1.3 Wards
    2 History
  • 2.1 20th century
  • 3 Law and government
    4 Economy
  • 4.1 Tax haven
  • 5 Numismatics
    6 Geography of Monaco
    7 Climate
    8 Sport and entertainment
    8.1 Formula One
    8.2 Monte Carlo Rally
    8.3 Football
    8.4 Rugby
    8.5 Other sports
    9 Education
    9.1 Primary and secondary schools
    9.2 Colleges and universities
    10 Demographics
    11 Religion
    11.1 Christian
    11.1.1 Roman Catholic
    11.1.2 Anglican
    11.2 Jewish
    12 Security
    13 Flag
    14 Transport
    15 See also
    16 References
    17 External links
    - Administrative divisions
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    - Wards of Monaco.
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    - Directly ahead is La Condamine, to the right with the smaller harbour is Fontvieille and to the left with the high-rise buildings is Monte Carlo.

    Monaco is the second smallest country in the world;only the Vatican City is smaller. Monaco is also the world's second smallest monarchy (and principality to be more exact). The state consists of only one municipality ( commune ). There is no geographical distinction between the State and City of Monaco, although responsibilities of the government (State-level) and of the municipality (city-level) are different. According to the constitution of 1911, the principality was subdivided into three municipalities:

  • Monaco (Monaco-Ville), the old city on a rocky promontory extending into the Mediterranean, known as the Rock of Monaco, or simply Le Rocher (the Rock), where the palace is located
  • Monte Carlo, the principal residential and resort area with the Monte Carlo Casino in the east and northeast
    La Condamine, the northwest section including the port area, Port Nikolas Flores
    The municipalities were merged into one in 1917, after accusations that the government was acting according to the motto "divide and conquer" and they were accorded the status of wards ( quartiers ) thereafter.
    Fontvieille was added as fourth ward, a newly constructed area reclaimed from the sea (in the 1970s
    Moneghetti became the fifth ward, created from a part of La Condamine
    Larvotto became the sixth ward, created from a part of Monte Carlo
    La Rousse/Saint Roman (including Le Ténao) became the seventh ward, also created from a part of Monte Carlo
    Subsequently, three additional wards were created:
    Saint Michel, from a part of Monte Carlo
    La Colle, from a part of La Condamine
    Les Révoires, from a part of La Condamine
    An additional ward was planned by new land reclamation, to be settled from 2014. Prince Albert II announced in his New Year Speech 2009 that plans had been put on hold due to the current economic climate. ]
    - Traditional quarters and modern geographic areas

    The traditional four quarters of Monaco are Monaco-Ville, La Condamine, Monte Carlo and Fontvieille. These quarters and Moneghetti are the five "modern geographic areas", defined by the Monaco Department of Tourism which is situated in Monaco-Ville.[ 7 -

    - Wards

    Currently the principality is subdivided into ten wards (with their official numbers;Le Portier, the proposed ward, was anticipated as number 11):

    No. - Ward - Area
    (m²) - Population
    (Census
    of 2000) - Density
    km - City
    Blocks
    (îlots) - Remarks
    Former municipality of Monaco
    05 - Monaco-Ville 184,750 1,034 5597 19 - Old City with palace
    Former municipality of Monte Carlo
    01 - Monte Carlo/Spélugues ( Bd. Des Moulins-Av. de la Madone ) 281,461 3,034 10779 20 - the casino and resort area
    02 - La Rousse/Saint Roman ( Annonciade-Château Périgord ) 105,215 3,223 30633 15 - in the northeast, incl. Le Ténao
    03 - Larvotto/Bas Moulins ( Larvotto-Bd Psse Grace ) 328,479 5,443 16570 15 - eastern beach area
    10 - Saint Michel ( Psse Charlotte-Park Palace ) 142,223 3,807 26768 24 - central residential area
    Former municipality of La Condamine
    04 - La Condamine 237,283 3,847 16213 27 - port area in the northwest
    07 - La Colle ( Plati-Pasteur-Bd Charles III ) 188,073 2,822 15005 15 - on the western border with Cap d'Ail
    08 - Les Révoires ( Hector Otto-Honoré Labande ) 75,747 2,515 33203 11 - containing the Jardin Exotique
    09 - Moneghetti/ Bd de Belgique ( Bd Rainier III-Bd de Belgique ) 107,056 3,003 28051 18 -
    New land reclaimed from the sea
    06 - Fontvieille 324,157 3,292 10156 9 - started 1971
    11 - Le Portier 275,000(1) - - - plans put on hold by Prince Albert II in 2009
    - Monaco 1,974,444 32,020 16217 173 -
    (1) Area not included in total, as it is only proposed
    Note:for statistical purposes, the wards of Monaco are further subdivided into 173 city blocks (îlots), which are comparable to the census blocks in the United States.
    - History History of Monaco
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    - The Principality of Monaco.

    Monaco's name comes from the nearby Phocaean Greek colony, in the 6th century. Referred to the Ligurians as Monoikos , from the Greek "μόνοικος", "single house", from "μόνος" ( monos ) "alone, single"[ 8 - + "οἶκος" ( oikos ) "house",[ 9 - which bears the sense of a people either settled in a "single habitation" or of "living apart" from others. Another Greek word etymologically related to the name of this principality is μόνaκος which means "alone" from which the word monastery and monasticism are derived. According to an ancient myth, Hercules passed through the Monaco area and turned away the previous gods. As a result, a temple was constructed there, the temple of Hercules Monoikos. Because the only temple of this area was the "House" of Hercules, the city was called Monoikos.[ 10 - [ 11 -

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    - Statue of François Grimaldi, " il Malizia " ("the Shrewd"), disguised as a monk with a sword under his frock before the Prince's Palace of Monaco.

    Following a land grant from Emperor Henry VI in 1191, Monaco was re-founded in 1228 as a colony of Genoa. Monaco has been ruled by the House of Grimaldi since 1297, when Francesco Grimaldi (" Il Malizia ", translated from Italian either as "The Malicious One" or "The Cunning One") and his men captured the fortress protecting the Rock of Monaco while he was dressed as a Franciscan monk - a Monaco in Italian, although this is a coincidence as the area was already known by this name.

    In 1793, French Revolutionary forces captured Monaco, and it remained under French control until 1814. The principality was re-established that year, only to be designated a protectorate of the Kingdom of Sardinia by the Congress of Vienna in 1815. Monaco remained in this position until 1860, when by the Treaty of Turin, Sardinia ceded to France the surrounding county of Nice (as well as Savoy). During this time there was unrest in the towns of Menton and Roquebrune, which declared independence, hoping for annexation by Sardinia. The unrest continued until the ruling prince gave up his claim to the two towns (some 95% of the country), and they were ceded to France in return for four million francs. This transfer and Monaco's sovereignty was recognised by the Franco-Monegasque Treaty of 1861.

    - 20th century

    Until the Monegasque Revolution of 1910 forced the adoption of the 1911 constitution, the princes of Monaco were absolute rulers. In July 1918, a treaty was signed providing for limited French protection over Monaco. The treaty, part of the Treaty of Versailles, established that Monegasque international policy would be aligned with French political, military, and economic interests.

    In 1943, the Italian army invaded and occupied Monaco, setting up a Fascist administration. Shortly thereafter, following Mussolini's collapse in Italy, the Nazi German Wehrmacht occupied Monaco and began the deportation of the Jewish population. The prominent French Jew René Blum (Paris, 13 March 1878 – Auschwitz, 30 April 1943), who founded the Ballet de l'Opera in Monte Carlo, was arrested in his Paris home and held in the Drancy deportation camp outside Paris, France whence he was then shipped to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where he was killed.

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    - Rainier III, Prince of Monaco from 1949 to 2005.

    Rainier III, who ruled until 2005, acceded to the throne following the death of his grandfather, Prince Louis II, in 1949. On April 19, 1956, Prince Rainier married the American actress Grace Kelly;the event was widely televised and covered in the popular press, focusing the world's attention on the tiny Principality.

    A new constitution in 1962 abolished capital punishment, provided for women's suffrage, and established a Supreme Court of Monaco to guarantee fundamental liberties. In 1993, the Principality of Monaco became a member of the United Nations, with full voting rights. In 2002, a new treaty between France and Monaco specified that, should there be no heirs to carry on the Grimaldi dynasty, the principality would still remain an independent nation rather than revert to France. Monaco's military defence, however, is still the responsibility of France.

    On 31 March 2005, Prince Rainier III, too ill to exercise his duties, relinquished them to his only son and heir, Prince Albert Alexandre Louis. Prince Rainier died on 6 April 2005, after a reign of 56 years, and his son, by Princess Grace, succeeded him as Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco.

    Following a period of official mourning, Prince Albert II formally assumed the princely crown on 12 July 2005, in a celebration that began with a solemn Mass at Saint Nicholas Cathedral, where his father had been buried three months earlier. His accession to the Monegasque throne was a two-step event, with a further ceremony, drawing heads of state for an elaborate levée , held on 19 November 2005 at the historic Prince's Palace in Monaco-Ville.

    - Law and government Politics of Monaco
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    - Albert II, the current Prince of Monaco

    Monaco has been governed as a constitutional monarchy since 1911, with the Sovereign Prince of Monaco as head of state. The executive branch consists of a Minister of State (the head of government), who presides over a five-member Council of Government. Until 2002, the Minister of State was a French citizen appointed by the prince from among candidates proposed by the French government;since the constitution amendment in 2002, the Minister of State can be French or Monegasque. However, Prince Albert II appointed, on March 3, 2010, the Frenchman Michel Roger as Minister of State.

    Under the 1962 constitution, the prince shares his power with the unicameral National Council (parliament). The twenty-four members of this legislative body are elected from lists by universal suffrage for five-year terms. The principality's local affairs are directed by the Communal Council, which consists of fifteen elected members and is presided over by the mayor.

    - Economy Economy of Monaco
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    - Fontvieille and its new harbour.

    One of Monaco's main sources of income is tourism;each year many are attracted to its casino and pleasant climate. (Monaco's own citizens are not allowed to gamble in the casino.) ] In 2001, a major new construction project extended the pier used by cruise ships in the main harbour. The principality has successfully sought to diversify into services and small, high-value-added, non-polluting industries, such as cosmetics and biothermics.

    The state retains monopolies in numerous sectors, including tobacco and the postal service. The telephone network (Monaco Telecom) used to be fully owned by the state;it now owns only 45%, while the remaining 55% is owned by both Cable &Wireless (49%) and Compagnie Monégasque de Banque (6%). It is still, however, a monopoly. Living standards are high, roughly comparable to those in prosperous French metropolitan areas.

    Monaco is not a member of the European Union. However, it is very closely linked via a customs union with France, and as such, its currency is the same as that of France, the euro. Before 2002, Monaco minted its own coins, the Monegasque franc. Monaco has acquired the right to mint euro coins with Monegasque designs on its national side.

    - Tax haven

    Monaco levies no income tax on individuals. The absence of a personal income tax in the principality has attracted to it a considerable number of wealthy "tax refugee" residents from European countries who derive the majority of their income from activity outside Monaco;celebrities such as Formula One drivers attract most of the attention, but the vast majority of them are less well-known business people.

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    - Monte Carlo Casino.

    In 1998, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued a first report on the consequences of the tax havens' financial systems. Monaco did not appear in the list of these territories until 2004, when OECD became indignant regarding the Monegasque situation and denounced it in its last report, as well as Andorra, Liechtenstein, Liberia and the Marshall Islands, underlining its lack of co-operation as regards financial information disclosure and availability.[ 12 - [ 13 -

    In 2000, a report by the French parliamentarians, Arnaud Montebourg and Vincent Peillon, alleged that Monaco had lax policies with respect to money laundering, including within its famed casino, and that the government of Monaco had been placing political pressure on the judiciary, so that alleged crimes were not being properly investigated.[ 14 -

    In 2000, the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF) stated:"The anti-money laundering system in Monaco is comprehensive. However, difficulties have been encountered with Monaco by countries in international investigations on serious crimes that appear to be linked also with tax matters. In addition, the FIU of Monaco (SICCFIN) suffers a great lack of adequate resources. The authorities of Monaco have stated that they will provide additional resources to SICCFIN."[ 15 - The Principality is no longer blamed in the 2005 FATF report, as well as all other territories.[ 16 - [ 17 - However, since 2003, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has identified Monaco, along with 36 other territories, as a tax haven.[ 18 -

    The Council of Europe also decided to issue reports naming tax havens. Twenty-two territories, including Monaco, were thus evaluated between 1998 and 2000 on a first round. Monaco is the only territory that refuses to perform the second round, initially forecast between 2001 and 2003, whereas the 21 other territories are implementing the third and last round, planned between 2005 and 2007.[ 19 -

    However, Monaco has high social insurance taxes payable by both employer and employee. The employer's contribution is between 28%-40% (averaging 35%) of gross salary including benefits and the employee pays a further 10%-14% (averaging 13%).[ 20 - Social insurance contributions, amounting to nearly 50% of salary, are a major disincentive to the hiring of staff and in many ways detract substantially from the advantageous income tax regime which exists in Monaco.

    - Numismatics
    Monegasque euro coins and Euro gold and silver commemorative coins (Monaco)
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    - 2002 Monegasque €20 commemorative coin

    In Monaco, the euro was introduced in 2002. In preparation for this date, the minting of the new euro coins started as early as 2001. This is why the first euro coins from Monaco have the year 2001 on them, instead of 2002, like other countries of the Eurozone. Three different designs were selected for the Monegasque coins. In 2006, the design was changed after the death of ruling Prince Rainier to have the effigy of Prince Albert.

    Monaco also has a rich and valuable collection of collectors' coins, with face value ranging from 5 to 100 euro. These coins are a legacy of an old national practice of minting silver and gold commemorative coins. Unlike normal issues, these coins are not legal tender in all the Eurozone. For instance, a €5 Monegasque commemorative coin cannot be used in any other country. The same practice concerning commemorative coins is exercised with all eurozone countries. Commemorative coins are legal tender only in their country of issue, unlike normal circulation coins, which are accepted in all euro-zone countries.

    - Geography of Monaco Geography of Monaco

    With a total area of 2.02 square kilometres (0.78 sq mi), a land border of 5.469 kilometres (3.4 mi) and a coast measuring 3.829 kilometres (2.4 mi)[ 3 - the Principality of Monaco is the second-smallest independent state in the world, after the Vatican City. It lies on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, 18 kilometres (11 mi) east of Nice, France, and is surrounded on three sides by France and on the fourth by the sea into which its maritime claims extend to 22.2 kilometres (13.8 mi). Its highest point is 163 metres (535 ft) above sea level, on the southern slopes of Mont Agel whose 1,109 m (3,638 ft) peak is in France. The country has no natural resources.

    - Climate

    See also:Climate

    Monaco has a cool-summer mediterranean climate (Köppen climate classification:Csb), which is influenced by the oceanic climate and the humid subtropical climate.

    As a result, it has warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters. Cool and rainy interludes can interrupt the dry summer season, the average length of which is also shorter.

    Climate data for Monte Carlo, Monaco
    Month - Jan - Feb - Mar - Apr - May - Jun - Jul - Aug - Sep - Oct - Nov - Dec Year
    Average high °C (°F) 12.5
    (54.5)
    13.1
    (55.6)
    14.5
    (58.1)
    16.7
    (62.1)
    19.8
    (67.6)
    23.3
    (73.9)
    26.4
    (79.5)
    26.6
    (79.9)
    24.2
    (75.6)
    20.8
    (69.4)
    16.2
    (61.2)
    13.5
    (56.3)
    19.0
    (66.2)
    Daily mean °C (°F) 8.7
    (47.7)
    9.4
    (48.9)
    10.9
    (51.6)
    13.2
    (55.8)
    16.4
    (61.5)
    19.9
    (67.8)
    22.9
    (73.2)
    23.0
    (73.4)
    20.5
    (68.9)
    17.0
    (62.6)
    12.4
    (54.3)
    9.6
    (49.3)
    15.3
    (59.5)
    Average low °C (°F) 4.9
    (40.8)
    5.6
    (42.1)
    7.2
    (45)
    9.7
    (49.5)
    13.0
    (55.4)
    16.4
    (61.5)
    19.3
    (66.7)
    19.3
    (66.7)
    16.9
    (62.4)
    13.2
    (55.8)
    8.6
    (47.5)
    5.7
    (42.3)
    11.7
    (53.1)
    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)
    Avg. 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
    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:Hong Kong Observatory[ 21 - (June 2010
    - Sport and entertainment
    - Formula One
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    - Formation lap for the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix.

    Since 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix has been held annually in the streets of Monaco. It is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world. The erection of the Circuit de Monaco takes six weeks to complete, and the removal after the race another three weeks. The circuit has many elevation changes and tight corners, along with a tunnel. This together with being incredibly narrow and tight makes it perhaps the most demanding Formula One track. Only two drivers have ever crashed into the harbour, the most famous being Alberto Ascari in the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, just four days before losing his life at Monza. The other was Paul Hawkins, during the 1965 Monaco Grand Prix.

    - Monte Carlo Rally

    The Monte Carlo Rally has been held since 1911, having originally been held at the behest of Prince Albert I and is, like the principality's Grand Prix, organised by the Automobile Club de Monaco . It has long been considered to be one of the toughest and most prestigious events in rallying and from 1973 to 2008 was the opening round of the World Rally Championship.

    - Football

    AS Monaco FC plays at Stade Louis II and competes in the French league. It is historically one of the most successful clubs in French football. Because of the popular appeal of living in Monaco and the lack of income tax, many international stars have played for the club, such as Marcelo Gallardo, Jürgen Klinsmann, Oliver Bierhoff, George Weah, John Collins, Fernando Morientes, Thierry Henry, Fabien Barthez, Rafael Márquez, Javier Saviola, David Trezeguet, John Arne Riise, Patrice Evra, Shabani Nonda, Emmanuel Adebayor, Eiður Smári Guðjohnsen, Jan Koller, Victor Ikpeba, and Park Chu-Young. The club reached the UEFA Champions League Final in 2004, led by the likes of Morientes, Evra, Akis Zikos, and Ludovic Giuly, losing 3-0 to Portuguese team, F.C. Porto. The Stade Louis II also plays host to the annual UEFA Super Cup, which is played between the winners of the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League

    - Rugby Rugby union in Monaco

    Monaco's national rugby team, as of March 2010, is 91st in the International Rugby Board rankings.

    - Other sports
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    - View of the Port of Hercules, La Condamine, Monaco.

    The Monte Carlo Masters is currently held annually in neighbouring Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France, as a professional tournament for men as part of tennis' ATP Masters Series. The tournament has been held since 1897. Golf's Monte Carlo Open was also held at the Monte Carlo Golf Club at Mont Agel in France between 1984 and 1992. Monaco has also competed in the Olympic Games, although, as of 2008, no athlete from Monaco has ever won an Olympic medal.

    In 2009, the Tour de France , the world's premier bicycle race, started from Monaco with a 15 km closed-circuit individual time trial starting and finishing there on the first day (4 July) and the 182 km second leg starting there on the following day and ending in Brignoles, France.

    Monaco also stage part of the Global Champions Tour (International Show-jumping). Acknowledged as the most glamorous of the series, Monaco will be hosting the world's most celebrated riders, including Monaco's own Charlotte Casiraghi, in a setting facing out over the world's most beautiful yachts, and framed by the Port Hercule and Prince's palace. In 2009, the Monaco stage of the Global Champions tour takes place between 25 June - 27 June.

    The Monaco Marathon is the only marathon in the world to pass through three separate countries, those of Monaco, France and Italy. The 2010 event takes place on March 21. Runners the race by returning to the Stade Louis II.Grand Prix is an annual international sports car race through Monte Carlo's elegant streets.

    The Monaco Ironman 70.3 triathlon race is an annual event with over 1000 athletes competing and attracts top professional athletes from around the world. The race includes a 1.9 km swim, 90 km bike ride and 21.1 km run.

    - Education
    - Primary and secondary schools

    Monaco has ten state-operated schools, including:seven nursery and primary schools;one secondary school, Collège Charles III ;[ 22 - one lycée that provides general and technological training, Lycée Albert 1er ;[ 23 - and one lycée that provides vocational and hotel training, Lycée technique et hôtelier de Monte-Carlo .[ 24 - There are also two grant-aided denominational private schools, including Institution François d'Assise Nicolas Barré and Ecole des Sœurs Dominicaines , and one international school, the International School of Monaco.

    - Colleges and universities

    There is one university located in Monaco:

    International University of Monaco
    - Demographics Demographics of Monaco

    Monaco's population is unusual in that the native Monegasques are a minority in their own country. The largest proportion of residents are French nationals (47%), followed by Monegasque (16%), and Italians (16%). The remaining 21% belong to one of the other 125 nationalities that make up Monaco's international population. A Monacoian is the term used to describe a person living in Monaco who is not a resident or citizen of Monaco.

    - Religion
    - Christian

    - Roman Catholic

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    - Saint Nicholas Cathedral, Monaco.

    The official religion is Roman Catholicism, with freedom of other religions guaranteed by the constitution. There are five Roman Catholic parish churches in Monaco and one cathedral, which is the seat of the archbishop of Monaco. The diocese, which has existed since the mid-nineteenth century, was raised to an archbishopric in 1981 as the Archdiocese of Monaco.

    - Anglican

    There is one Anglican church (St. Paul's Church), located in the Avenue de Grande Bretagne in Monte Carlo. In 2007 this had a formal membership of 135 Anglicans resident in the principality, but was also serving a considerably larger number of Anglicans temporarily in the country, mostly as tourists. The church site also accommodates an English-language library of over 3,000 books.[ 25 - The church is part of the Anglican Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe.

    - Jewish

    The Association Culturelle Israelite de Monaco (founded 1948) is a converted house containing a synagogue, a community Hebrew school, and a kosher food shop, located in Monte Carlo. The community (approximately 1,500 strong) mainly consists of retired Jews from Britain (40%) and North Africa. One third of the Jewish population there is Ashkenazi, while the other two thirds are Sephardic.[ 26 -

    - Security
    Law enforcement in Monaco and Military of Monaco
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    - Sunset in Monte Carlo.

    The wider defence of the nation is provided by France. Monaco has no navy or air force, but on both a per-capita and per-area basis, Monaco has the largest police force (515 police officers for 32,000 people) and police presence in the world. Its police includes a specialist unit which operates patrol and surveillance boats. There is also a small military consisting of a (mainly ceremonial) bodyguard unit for the Prince and his palace called the Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince which numbers 112 officers and men and is equipped with modern weapons such as M16 rifles and 9 mm pistols, and a militarized (and armed) fire and civil defence Corps.

    The Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince (Prince's Company of Carabiniers) is the main ceremonial unit of the military force of Monaco. It was created by Prince Honoré IV in 1817 for the protection of the Principality and the Princely family. The company numbers exactly 112 officers and men;while the NCOs and soldiers are local, the officers have generally served in the French Army. Together with the local fire service, the Carabiniers form Monaco's total public forces. In addition to their guard duties, the company patrols the Principality's beaches and coastal waters, as well as duties around the Palace in Monaco-Ville.

    - Flag Flag of Monaco

    The flag of Monaco is one of the world's oldest national flag designs. The flag of Monaco is identical to that of Indonesia, except for the ratio of height to width.[ 27 -

    - Transport Transport in Monaco

    Monaco is served by several train systems and the Monaco - Fontvieille Heliport. The closest airport is Cote d'Azur Airport in Nice, France. Some airlines marketed Monaco via Nice Airport.[ 28 -

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    - Panoramic view of La Condamine, Monaco
    - Outline of Monaco
    AS Monaco FC, local Association football team.
    Stade Louis II, the team's home stadium.
    Association des Guides et Scouts de Monaco
    Foreign relations of Monaco
    International University of Monaco
    Jardin Exotique de Monaco (=exotic garden of Monaco
    List of radio stations in Monaco
    List of rulers of Monaco
    Microstate
    Military of Monaco
    Monaco Grand Prix
    Monaco Times[ 29 -
    Monte Carlo
    Monte Carlo Rally
    Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
    Music of Monaco
    Oceanographic Museum
    Postage stamps and postal history of Monaco
    Prince's Palace of Monaco
    Railway line and station
    Telecommunications in Monaco
    - References
  • ^ a b c Monaco en Chiffres, Principauté de Monaco. Accessed on June 7, 2010.
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