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country code: MC
languages: French, English
EU membership: no
NATO membership: no
GPS: 43 44 N, 7 24 E
European Union Euro: EUR
1EUR = 1.2656 USD
Travel advices and warnings Monaco
||Monaco culture is characterized by the presence of ethnic groups like French, Italian, Monegasque. Out of the total population in Monaco, majority of the people are followers of the Roman Catholic faith. Monaco culture that is found to exist today is influenced by the ethnic tribes present, their tradition and religious belief.
||The official language of Monaco is French, but there are several languages spoken, including Monégasque, the national language of the Monegasque people.
||Proximity to the sea has led to the popularity of sea food in Monaco. Fish forms an important part of the diet of the Monaco people, and feature prominently in Monaco recipes. As such, restaurants in Monaco are found to serve some of the very popular dishes comprising fish. Food habit of the Monaco people is characterised by the presence of light breakfast but a heavier lunch and dinner.
Special occasions are marked by the serving of specialties. These festivals include Christmas, Easter, Lent Carnival.
There is the presence in Monaco of many restaurants that offer high quality food.
||Monaco has a mild climate throughout the year, the hottest months being July and August, and the coolest being January and February. Rain mostly falls during the cooler winter months and there is an average of only 60 days' rain per year.
||Monaco, a tiny country in Europe has Euro as its currency. Despite the fact that Monaco currency is Euro, Monaco is not a member of European Union. Currency of Monaco has helped it achieve a distinct position in terms of rich economy.
||Monaco has an overall cost of living index which equates it with high cost of living locations. The overall cost of living index is comprised of the prices for defined quantities of the same goods and services across all 13 Basket Groups. Monaco is currently ranked 21 overall, most expensive place in the world for expatriates to live, out of 300 international locations.
From wikipedia about Monaco
Monaco, is a sovereign city state on the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera). It is bordered on three sides by its neighbour, France
, and its centre is about from Italy
. Its area is with a population of 35, 986 as of 2011. Monaco
boasts the world's highest GDP nominal per capita at $151, 630 and is the most densely populated country in the world. Monaco
also has the world's highest life expectancy at almost 90 years, and the lowest unemployment rate. After a recent expansion of Port Hercule Monaco's total area is, with new plans to extend the district of Fontvieille, with land reclaimed from the Mediterranean Sea.
Monaco is a principality governed under a form of constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as head of state. The House of Grimaldi has ruled Monaco
since 1297, In fact Francesco Grimaldi was forced to flee Monaco
only four years after the fabled raid, never to come back. (The modern Grimaldis are therefore not Francesco's descendants). The Grimaldis' hold on Monaco
became permanent only in the fifteenth century. Anne Edwards, The Grimaldis of Monaco
and the state's sovereignty was officially recognized by the Franco-Monegasque Treaty of 1861. Despite Monaco
being independent and pursuing its own foreign policy course, its national defence is the responsibility of France
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