Monaco

Key Country Facts

Population: 37,831
Historical & Interesting Facts:

The Rose Ball hosted every March, an internationally known charity event where all the proceeds are donated to the Princess Grace Foundation started in 1964 in honor of Princess Grace of Monaco.

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Mediterranean Sea, The Alps, Oceanographic Museum of Morocco

Monaco is on the Mediterranean Coast! The capital is Monaco City. About 37,831 people live here (2013), and with Monaco only being around 2 square kilometers in size, it is the most densely populated country in the world! The official language is French, as Monaco used to be a French-owned territory until it negotiated with France for its independence in 1861. The primary religion is Roman Catholicism, Monaco’s official state religion. Monaco’s income comes primarily from tourism. The time zone is 5 hours ahead of EST.

Monaco is known for its warm, sunny climate, reaching over 300 days of sunlight per year on average. What’s stunning about Monaco is that it not only has views of the Mediterranean Sea but of the the Alps as well, making it a popular travel destination.

Because Monaco is so small, the average person can walk across the country in just under an hour! A must-see visit while in the area is the Oceanographic Museum of Morocco, an amazing aquarium with beautiful surrounding views of the country. There are also a number of palaces, gardens, and casinos all worth a visit to get a better view of the life and culture.

There are no shortages of events and festivities going on in Monaco. Chances are good that visiting at any point in the year will give an opportunity to see one of the big events. A particularly glamorous event is Rose Ball hosted every March, an internationally known charity event where all the proceeds are donated to the Princess Grace Foundation started in 1964 in honor of Princess Grace of Monaco.

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