Who’s Monaco?

Not monaquense nor Monaques – With just two square kilometers, the country has a population of 38,000 inhabitants and its people are called the Monegasques.

Monaco is the second smallest country in the world, only after the Vatican. It is governed by a constitutional monarchy and is ruled by Prince Albert II, direct heir of the Grimaldi dynasty that has been ruling the country since its inception in 1297.

Its privileged location in the Mediterranean provides an easy connection to many major cities of Italy and of France, especially to Nice where the closest international airport to Monaco is situated.

The country is fronted with glitz and glamour from Michelin-starred restaurants to nights filled with bets on the hallowed Casino de Monte-Carlo; from spectacular nightlife to star studded events following the Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Monaco is divided into seven areas: Monaco-Ville, Condamine, La Rousse, Moneghetti, Fontvieille, Larvotto and Monte-Carlo – home to the world renowned Casino de Monte-Carlo and Casino Square.

In the following pages, you will get to know this multi-faceted country a lot better, through its gorgeous historic landmarks and its world class festivals and events. Be sure not to miss out on any of them!

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