The principality of Monaco lies in among the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea, bordered by the French Riviera to the west and the Italian Riviera to the east.
Monaco is made up of several areas; Monte Carlo, Monaco-Ville, La Condamine, Fontvielle and Larvotto Beach. Because of its location and climate, the principality has developed into a resort for tourists and a tax haven for businesses. Monaco is six times the size of the Vatican and the world's most densely populated independent country.
REASONS TO GO
The iconic and glamour seaside.
The Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix.
The luxury of Monte-Carlo Casino and Opera House.
GOOD TO KNOW
Language: French, English, Italian, Monegasque
Capital City: Monaco
Population: over 30.000
Area: 1.95 sq km
Calling Code: +377
Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz
Currency: euro (EUR)
January: 1, New Year's Day; 27, Saint-Devotee’s Day
May: 1, Labour Day
November: 1, All Saints' Day; 19, National Day (Saint Rainier's Day)
December: 8, Immaculate Conception; 25, Christmas Day
OTHER HOLIDAYS: Easter Monday, May Ascension, Whit Monday, Corpus Christi, Assumption