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Countries of the World: Monaco
Resources about Monaco including maps, facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, and economy.

Capital of Monaco This Map of Monaco shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers, and cities including Monaco City the capital of Monaco. (Maps from the U.S. State Department)

Economy of Monaco GDP (2008): 4.492 billion euros (U.S. $6.086 billion). Avg. annual growth rate (2008 est.): 0.41%. GDP per capita: 60,595 euros (U.S. $82,107). Work force (2008; 48,491): Private sector--44,736; public sector--3,959. Banking--2,793; hotels--7,352; retail--568; construction and public works--5,388; industry--3,351; transport--1,413; other--21,995. Agricultural products: 0.48% of GDP. Industry: Types--tourism, construction, chemicals, food products, plastics, precision instruments, cosmetics, ceramics. Trade: Imports (2008)--18.6 million euros (U.S. $25.2 million). Exports (2008)--18.3 million euros (U.S. $24.79 million). Note: full customs integration with France, which collects and rebates Monegasque trade duties; also participates in EU market system through customs union with France. Currency: Monaco, along with France and the other 11 members of the European Monetary Union (EMU), adopted the euro (€) as its official currency on January 1, 2002. As in other EMU states, euros minted in Monaco have special Monegasque features on one side of the coin. (1, 2, and 5 cent coins: Grimaldis’ coat of arms; 10, 20, and 50 cent coins: Prince’s seal; 1 and 2 euro coins: Rainier III or Albert II profiles.)

Geography of Monaco Area: 1.95 sq. km. (0.8 sq. mi); about the size of New York City's Central Park. City: Capital--Monaco, pop. 32,409 (July 2005 est.). Terrain: Hilly. Climate: Mediterranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers.

Government of Monaco Type: Constitutional monarchy. Constitution: December 17, 1962 (amended in April 2002). Branches: Executive--Prince Albert II (chief of state), Minister of State (head of government), Council of Government (cabinet under authority of the monarch). Legislative-- unicameral National Council (24 members). Judicial--Court of First Instance, Court of Appeal, High Court of Appeal, Criminal Court, Supreme Court. Subdivisions: Four quarters (quartiers)--Monaco-Ville, La Condamine, Monte-Carlo, Fontvieille. Political parties: Union pour Monaco (UPM), Rassemblement et Enjeux (REM), Parti Monegasque (PM). Suffrage: Universal adult at age 18.

Official Name of Monaco The Official Name of Monaco is the Principality of Monaco. (Facts from the U.S. State Department)

People of Monaco Nationality: Noun and adjective--Monegasque. Population (July 2009 est.): 32,965. Annual population growth rate (2009 est.): 0.394%. Ethnic groups (2009): French 47%, Italian 16%, Monegasque 16%, other 21%. Religions: Roman Catholic 90%, other 10%. Languages: French (official), English, Italian, and Monegasque. Education: Years compulsory--10, ages 6-16. Attendance--99%. Literacy--99%. Health (2009 est.): Infant mortality--5 deaths/1,000 live births. Life expectancy--76.3 yrs. male; 84.09 yrs. female. Birth rate (2009 est.)--9.1 births/1,000 population. Death rate (2008 est.)--12.96 deaths/1,000 population.

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