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The Genoese built a fortress on the site of present day Monaco in 1215. The current ruling GRIMALDI family first seized temporary control in 1297, and again in 1331, but was not able to permanently secure its holding until 1419. Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality’s mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center.

Tourism Information...

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Monaco Tourism Information…

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The Best of Monaco…

Here is a list of some of the most interesting and visited places. Cities or areas listed will always have more than just one thing see and do. With the popular cities or areas we list some of the best known, which should go on everyone’s, must see list when they visit.  

Jardin Exotique
Larvotto Beach
Monaco Harbor
Monaco-ville Le Rocher
Monte Carlo Casino
Oceanographic Museum
Palais du Prince
Port de Fontvieille
Salle Garnier
St. Nicholas Cathedral

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Monaco Country Information…

Capital:

Monaco

Largest City:

Monte Carlo

Government:

Unitary Constitutional Monarchy

Currency:

Euro (€)

Area:

Total: 2 sq km land: 2 sq km (0.81 sq mi) Ranked 254th water: 0 sq km 

Climate:

Mediterranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers

Population:

39,00 (2019 est.) ranked 213th

Language:

Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic (an Inuit dialect), German (small minority)
note: English is the predominant second language.

Ethnic Groups:

French 47%, Monegasque 16%, Italian 16%, other 21%

Religion:

Roman Catholic 90% (official), other 10%

Electricity:

230V, 50Hz (European plug C, E, F )

Telephone Code:

+377

Local Emergency Phone Number:

112

Internet TLD:

.mc

Time Zone:

CET (UTC+1) / Summer CEST (UTC+2) daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March, ends last Sunday in October

Road Driving Side:

Right

Anthem:

Hymne Monégasque English: “Monégasque Anthem”

Motto:

Deo Juvante (Latin“With God’s Help”

Monarch:

Prince Albert II

Prime Minister:

Pierre Dartout

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Holidays and Observances in Monaco in 2021

Date NameType
Jan 1FridayNew Year’s DayNational holiday
Jan 27WednesdaySaint Dévote’s DayNational holiday
Mar 20SaturdayMarch EquinoxSeason
Mar 28SundayDaylight Saving Time startsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Apr 2FridayGood FridayObservance
Apr 3SaturdayHoly SaturdayObservance
Apr 4SundayEaster SundayObservance
Apr 5MondayEaster MondayNational holiday
May 1SaturdayLabour Day/May DayNational holiday
May 13ThursdayAscension DayNational holiday
May 23SundayWhit SundayObservance
May 24MondayWhit MondayNational holiday
Jun 3ThursdayCorpus ChristiNational holiday
Jun 21MondayJune SolsticeSeason
Aug 15SundayAssumption of MaryNational holiday
Aug 16MondayAssumption of Mary observedNational holiday
Sep 22WednesdaySeptember EquinoxSeason
Oct 31SundayDaylight Saving Time endsClock change/Daylight Saving Time
Nov 1MondayAll Saints’ DayNational holiday
Nov 19FridayNational DayNational holiday
Dec 8WednesdayFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionNational holiday
Dec 21TuesdayDecember SolsticeSeason
Dec 24FridayChristmas EveObservance
Dec 25SaturdayChristmas DayNational holiday
Dec 31FridayNew Year’s EveObservance