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Interesting Facts About Monaco

Monaco (officially known as the Principality of Monaco) is a small European country. Here are some very interesting facts about Monaco that you probably don’t know.

Interesting Facts About Monaco

  • Monaco is the second smallest country in the world.
  • It takes only 56 minutes for the average person to walk the width of the entire country!
  • Monaco is known as a ‘city-state’. This means that it is a country with all the population living in one city.
  • Only 33,000 people live in Monaco. Most people who live in Monaco are wealthy foreigners as Monaco does not tax individuals.
  • The Monaco Gran Prix has been held in Monaco since 1929. It takes six weeks to set up the circuit and three weeks to remove it!
  • The official currency is the euro. It was introduced in 2002.
  • The official religion is Roman Catholicism. The constitution provides for freedom of other religions.
  • There are about 1,500 Jewish people living in Monaco.
  • The flag is identical to the Indonesian flag.
  • Monaco has no navy or air force. They have a small military with just over 100 people.
  • Monaco has the highest number of police per person than any country (just over 500 police for 33,000 people).
  • Monaco is the world’s smallest French speaking country.
  • France are responsible for defending Monaco if it is attacked by another nation.

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(3) Comments

  1. wow, i think that that is funny we are doing a project about Monaco in school and i think that these were funny and very interesting

  2. thanks for the interesting facts i’m doing a report on Monaco for school and this stuff really helped me out thanks!

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