Monaco is an independent and sovereign country in Western Europe. It shares a land border with France to the north, east, and west and has a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea to the south.

Country Profile

Official NameContinentSubregionCapital CityPopulationWorld Population %Land Area (km²)CurrencyCurrency Symbol
The Principality of MonacoEuropeWestern EuropeMonaco36,2980.00%2Euro

Monaco is divided into nine administrative wards. The largest by area is Monte Carlo, and the most populous is Larvotto. The capital is Monaco City, where most of the country’s political and judicial institutions are located.

At just two square kilometers (0.77 square miles), Monaco is the world’s second-smallest country after Vatican City. Situated on the French Riviera — a region that attracts wealthy tourists with its high-end beach resorts — Monaco is nicknamed the “Playground of the Rich and Famous”. It is best known for luxury hotels and restaurants, designer shopping, the Monte Carlo Casino, and the annual Formula One Grand Prix racing event. Almost all of the country is built up, and it has no agricultural industry. Fishing is Monaco’s only natural resource.

Monaco has a temperate Mediterranean climate. Summers are dry and warm, while winters are wet and mild. Monaco’s winters are unusually mild, considering the country’s latitude.

Monaco operates under a constitutional monarchy. The Prime Minister is the head of the government, and the Sovereign Prince of Monaco is the head of the state.

Monaco: Stats and Facts

Official LanguageMain ReligionNational AnthemISO alpha-2ISO alpha-3Internet country domains (TLDs)Dialling CodeCoastline Length (km)Geographic coordinates (center point of country)Number of Time ZonesTime Zone(s)Daylight Savings Time?Driving SideGDP (PPP)GDP per capita (PPP)GDP (nominal)GDP per capita (nominal)
"Hymne Monégasque"
("Monégasque Anthem") 44 N, 7 24 E1UTC +01:00UTC +02:00rightno datano datano datano data