Monaco, the Second Smallest Country in the World
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Monaco, the Second Smallest Country in the World

September 10, 2019


Monaco is a sovereign city-state, located
on the French Riviera in Western Europe. It is bordered by France on three sides; one
side borders the Mediterranean Sea. It has an area of 2 square km, and a population of
36,000, making Monaco the second smallest (after the Vatican), and the most densely
populated country in the world. Monaco is a principality governed under a
form of constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as head of state. Even though Prince
Albert II is a constitutional monarch, he still has immense political power. The House
of Grimaldi have ruled Monaco, with brief interruptions, since 1297. The state’s sovereignty
was officially recognized by the Franco-Monegasque Treaty of 1861, with Monaco becoming a full
United Nations voting member in 1993. Economic development was spurred in the late
19th century with the opening of its first casino, Monte Carlo, and a railway connection
to Paris. Since then, the principality’s mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities
have made Monaco world-famous as a tourist destination and recreation centre for the
rich and famous. However, in more recent years Monaco has become a major banking center and
has successfully sought to diversify its economy into the services and small, high-value-added,
non-polluting industries. The state has no income tax, low business taxes, and is well
known for being a tax haven. The principality of Monaco offers a great
balance of historical and modern attractions. There are various museums and palaces to visit
as well as shopping malls and casinos. Monaco also offers relaxation spots along the harbor
and even around the attractions.

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  1. Monaco is a sovereign city-state, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. It is bordered by France on three sides; one side borders the Mediterranean Sea. It has an area of 2 square km, and a population of 36,000, making Monaco the second smallest (after the Vatican), and the most densely populated country in the world.

    Monaco is a principality governed under a form of constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as head of state. Even though Prince Albert II is a constitutional monarch, he still has immense political power. The House of Grimaldi have ruled Monaco, with brief interruptions, since 1297. The state's sovereignty was officially recognized by the Franco-Monegasque Treaty of 1861, with Monaco becoming a full United Nations voting member in 1993.

    Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with the opening of its first casino, Monte Carlo, and a railway connection to Paris. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world-famous as a tourist destination and recreation centre for the rich and famous. However, in more recent years Monaco has become a major banking center and has successfully sought to diversify its economy into the services and small, high-value-added, non-polluting industries. The state has no income tax, low business taxes, and is well known for being a tax haven.

    The principality of Monaco offers a great balance of historical and modern attractions. There are various museums and palaces to visit as well as shopping malls and casinos. Monaco also offers relaxation spots along the harbor and even around the attractions. It is relatively easy to navigate Monte Carlo and Monaco if you take the time to learn where the various "short cuts" are. City maps are generally available at most news vendor stands and shops for a small fee.

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  2. Monaco is also one of the Western countries that has some of the toughest laws on illegal immigration. Other countries must follow suit.

  3. lemme stop ya there

    you said monaco was the 2nd smaller country in the world?

    i thought that if 3 smaller countries are

    1. sealand
    2. vatican
    3. monaco

  4. 2019 “Respect and dignity.” Furthermore: (Monaco!!) 🇲🇨🇲🇨👀👀👍👌🔥🔥 • “human rights” • “Respect and dignity, 2019.”

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