As the second-smallest independent state in the world, after the Vatican City, Monaco is a very hilly, rugged and rocky country. The country covers an area of only 2.1 sq. km.
Monaco sits on the Mediterranean Coast, and is almost entirely urban. The highest point is Mont Agel, which rises to 459 ft (140 m). The lowest point is the Mediterranean Sea coast at sea level.
Monaco (officially, the Principality of Monaco) is divided into 4 quarters (quartiers, sing quartier). They 4 quarters are: Monaco-Ville (Rock of Monaco), La Condamine, Monte Carlo and Fontvieille. The quartier of La Condamine is further subdivided into: La Condamine proper, Moneghetti, Les Revoires and La Colle. The Monte Carlo quartier is also subdivided into several neighbourhoods: Monte Carlo proper, Larvotto, Saint Roman Tenao, Saint Michel.
[Note: As per CIA World Factbook, there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government. Moneghetti, a part of La Condamine is sometimes called the 5th quarter of Monaco].
With an area of just 2.1 sq. km, and a population of 38,682 residents, with 19,000 inhabitants /sq. km, Monaco is one of the most densely populated sovereign states in the world. Monaco is one of the smallest sovereign States in Europe. After Vatican City, it is the 2nd smallest sovereign State in the world. [The Principality of Monaco is a single administrative unit, and hence no separate area within its territory has been distinguished as its capital.]
Monaco is a small sovereign city state located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. It is positioned both in the Northern and Eastern hemispheres of the earth. Monaco is bordered by France in the north, west and east. It is bounded by the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
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|Legal Name||Principality of Monaco|
|43 44 N, 7 25 E|
|Independence||1419 (beginning of permanent rule by the House of GRIMALDI)|
|Total Area||2.00 km2|
|Land Area||2.00 km2|
|Water Area||0.00 km2|
|Total Border||6.0 km|
|Bordering Countries||France 6 km|
|Climate||Mediterranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers|
|Coordinates||43 44 N, 7 24 E|
|Mean Elevation||0 m|
|Lowest Elevation||0 m|
|Highest Elevation||162 m|
|Chemin des Revoires on Mont Agel|
|Ethnic Groups||Monegasque 32.1%, French 19.9%, Italian 15.3%, British 5%, Belgian 2.3%, Swiss 2%, German 1.9%, Russian 1.8%, American 1.1%, Dutch 1.1%, Moroccan 1%, other 16.6%<br /><br /><strong>note:</strong> data represent population by country of birth<br /><br />French 24.9%, Monegasque 22.5%, Italian 21.9%, British 7.5%, Swiss 3.2%, Belgian 2.9%, German 2.4%, Russian 2%, Dutch 1.5%, Portuguese 1.4%, Greek 1.1%, American 1%, other 7.7%<br /><br /><strong>note:</strong> data represent population by nationality (2016 est.)|
|Languages||French (official), English, Italian, Monegasque|
|Religions||Roman Catholic 90% (official), other 10%|
|GDP Per Capita||$185,829.02|
This page was last updated on November 9, 2020