Monaco: Location, History, Size, Population, & Government

About Monaco, information, history size, location, population, people, culture, and government.


Size--370 acres, to be expanded to 447 acres by filling in a small portion of the Mediterranean Sea. 0.73 sq. mi. (1.89 sq. km.). Population--26,000.

Situated on the French Riviera, 5 mi. from the Italian border, Monaco is the site of the famous Monte Carlo Casino. Although the French Government wields much power in Monaco, the official ruler is Prince Rainier of the Grimaldi family which was awarded the territory in 1297 by the Holy Roman Emperor. Over half the population is more than 44 years old.

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