Official language: French
Currency: Euro (exchange rates)
Between luxury yachts and racing polids
Monaco is popular with the rich of the world because Monaco does not collect inheritance tax or wealth tax.
According to Countryaah, the Principality of Monaco is a city-state in Western Europe. It was enclosed by France on the Mediterranean coast near the border with Italy.
Hitchhiking or hitchhiking is prohibited in Monaco !
The food in Monaco is similar to that in Italy, only the language of the country is different: French is the official language of the dwarf state.
Sights / activities
The casino in Monaco and the car museum, which shows the Prince’s collection and of course the Grand Prix, are well known. Every year the city fills up for this race, the course of which leads through the city and is therefore one of the toughest tracks in the world.
Official language: French
Euro (100 cents)
ISO 4217 code
EUR / 978
Geo coordinates: N 43 ° 45 ‘1.1 ” E 7 ° 24’ 46.2″
Highest mountain: Mont Agel (140 m)
Total area: 2 km²
Mainland: 2 km²
National border: 4 km
Coastline: 4 km
Dependency: independent since foundation
UN member since: 1993
Form of government: Constitutional monarchy
Export goods: Cosmetics, medicines, canned goods
Average age: 45.4 years
0-14 years: 15.2%
15-64 years: 62.1%
> 65 years: 22.7%
Population growth: 0.4%
Birth rate: 9.19 / 1,000 residents
Death rate: 12.91 / 1,000 residents
Migration: 7.68 / 1,000 residents
Ratio men / women: 0.91
Fertility: 1.76 children / woman
Infant mortality: 5.35 ‰
Life expectancy men: 75.85 years
Life expectancy women: 83.74 years
Country codes and abbreviations
ISO 3166 Alpha 2: MC
ISO 3166 Alpha 3: MCO
ISO 3166 numeric: 492
Top Level Domain: mc
IOC country code: MON
UN / LOCODE: MC
Number of doctors: 160
Daily food intake: 2,580 kcal / resident
Last sovereign since: 1419
Main religious group: Christians
Prison inmates: 10
Arriving by plane
Air France (AF) flies from several major German cities with 1 stopover in Paris to Nice. Lufthansa (LH) flies, among other things, directly from Frankfurt to Nice. Austrian Airlines (OS) connects Vienna directly with Nice. Easyjet (U2) connects Zurich with Nice.
Easyjet (U2) offers helicopter flights from Nice to Monaco (flight time: 6 minutes).
Frankfurt – Nice: 1 hour 30 minutes; Vienna – Nice: 1 hour 50 minutes; Geneva – Nice: 50 min; Zurich – Nice: 1 hour 5 minutes
Arrival by car
Car: The Principality is connected to France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria via the European motorway network. Cannes is 50 km and Nice 18 km west of Monaco. A motorway trip from Nice to Monaco takes around 25 minutes. In the east it is 12 km to the French-Italian border and 9 km to Menton.
Three delightful country roads run between Nice and Menton:
the “Basse Corniche (N.98)”, which runs along the sea,
the “Moyenne Corniche (N.7)”, which runs through the village of Eze,
and the “Grande Corniche” which runs 512 m above the Col d’Eze.
There are no border controls between France and Monaco.
Bus: The Airport Express bus serviceRapides Côte d’Azur connects Nice airport with Monaco (journey time: 45 minutes). Bus tickets can also be purchased online on the airport website.
Basse Corniche: a bus runs along the coast and stops at Cap d’Ail, Eze-sur-Mer, Beaulieu-sur-Mer and Villefranche-sur-Mer; Departures between 6 am and 9 pm, approximately every 30 minutes.
Moyenne Corniche: Via Cap d’Ail, Eze-Village and Col de Villefranche; Departure once every hour between 6 a.m. and 6.15 p.m. (Sat and Sun until 8 p.m.).
Menton: the bus runs along the coast and stops in Roquebrune and Cap-Martin; it runs every 30 minutes from 5.30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Arriving by train
A dense rail network connects the principality with the cities along the Riviera. Trains Express Régionaux (TER) run on these routes.
No direct connections from Germany, Austria. However, there is a night train between Monaco and Strasbourg on the German-French border.
There is a direct train connection between Monaco and Basel. The super-fast TGV Méditerranée train runs between Paris and Monaco (journey time: 6 hours 5 minutes). The Métrazur of the French state railway SNCF runs on the route Saint Raphaël – Ventimiglia (on the Franco-Italian border) with a stop in Monaco. Departure every 30 minutes during the summer months.
For more information, contact the French State Railways (SNCF) (Tel: (01) 836 35 35 35. Internet: www.sncf.com).
InterRail: Children (4-11 years), young people (12-25 years) and adults (from 26 years) who have had a permanent place of residence in Europe, the CIS or Turkey for at least 6 months can use InterRail.
The InterRail one-country pass is available for travel in almost 30 European countries including Macedonia and Turkey and is valid for 3, 4, 6, 8 days within 1 month in one country. Children aged 4-11 travel at half the adult price.
The InterRail Global Passenables travel through several countries and is offered with different validity periods. Either 5 days out of 10 days total validity or 10 out of 22 can be selected. A continuous period of 22 days or 1 month is also possible.
Arrival by ship
The two main ports are Condamine (Hercule Port) and Fontvieille, which can accommodate yachts of all sizes. Overseas cruise ships can anchor at the new Monaco pier.
Monaco is served by cruise lines such as Seven Sea Cruises (Internet: www.rssc.com) and MSC Kreuzfahrten (Internet: www.msc-kreuzfahrten.de).