Monaco Guide

Monaco Guide

Monaco – information about the country

Country name Monaco
Official name Principality of Monaco
Capital Monaco
continent Europe
Area 2 km
Population 36 136 (2012)
Foundation of a state 1. 1. 1419
The highest mountains highest point 459 m
State system constitutional monarchy with a bicameral parliament
The biggest cities Monaco (capital) 1250
Official language French
Ethnicity/National Composition French 47%, Monegasque 16.5%, Italian 16.5%, other 20%
Religious affiliation Roman Catholics 90%, others 10%
Currency 1 franc = 100 centimes
Average life expectancy of the population 79.69 let (2006)
Structure of GDP industry and construction 27%, services 73%

Monaco – Neighboring States

State Capital Area Populace
Francie Paris 551 500 km 65 844 000

Country overview

According to Abbreviationfinder, the tiny independent enclave of Monaco lies on France’s Cote d’Azur between Nice and Italy. It has a pleasant Mediterranean climate, with hot and dry summers and mild winters; its sheltered position on the lower slopes of the scrubby Maritime Alps gives it protection from the cold northerly wind called the mistral.

Country data

Location: Western Europe

Time zone: CET

Total area: 2 km²

Land area: 2 km²

Water area: 0 km²

Length of the state border: 6 km

including: France: 6 km

Coastline: 4 km

Capital: Monaco

Electric current: 220 V / 50 Hz

Telephone code: 00 377 (Source: Allcitycodes)

Highest point: Mont Agel 140 m


Population: approx. 30,500 residents (Countryaah, 2021)

Population growth: 0% per year

Population density (residents per km²): 15,250

Life expectancy: 86 (male), 94 (female)

Official language: French


  • 90% Roman Catholic
  • 10% other


Monaco has a mild Mediterranean climate.

The summer months are warm with temperatures between 20 ° C and 25 ° C.

In winter the frost line is rarely reached. The average temperature here is around 7 ° C.


Currency / finance

Currency unit: € / Euro (EUR)

Division: 1 € = 100 cents

ATMs: Available (credit card + PIN number).

International credit cards: These are accepted by many hotels and shops.

Regulations: Foreign and national currencies can be imported and exported in unlimited amounts.

Customs regulations

The following may be carried duty-free:

  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 100 cigarillos or 250 g tobacco
  • 1 liter of alcoholic beverages
  • small amounts of perfume

(Information applies to people aged 18 and over)

Tourists and people in transit can bring items of personal use with them duty-free.

Travel advice

There is currently no country-specific safety notice for Monaco.


The strongest industries are financial services, gambling and tourism.

Industries: building materials, chemistry, finance, paper processing, tourism

Natural resources: none

Land use:

  • Usable land: 0%
  • Grain cultivation: 0%
  • Pasture area: 0%
  • Forests: 0%
  • other: 100%


The original vegetation of Monaco no longer exists. The many parks are all artificially planted. Mainly grass and flower species from Europe can be seen.

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