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Human Rights
Monaco has an excellent human rights record with hardly any violations.1 Their prison system meets international standards and the citizens can exercise considerable control over the changing of their government.2

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1 http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/220521.pdf
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Monaco News

City Watch (blog) 
According to L'Équipe this morning, Fabinho has a gentleman's agreement with AS Monaco's Vice President to leave this summer after resisting a big move ... See more..
W Magazine 
The designer directed the look and sound of this year's Bal de la Rose, a blowout dinner party in support of the royal family's Princess Grace Foundation, and the unofficial kickoff of party season in Monaco since its first incarnation in 1954. Each ... See more..
City Watch (blog) 
AS Monaco will rebuff any attempts by clubs including Manchester City for Kylian Mbappé by offering the teenager a new contract, according to French ... See more..
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We Ain't Got No History 
Hot off the presses thanks to Sky Sports' Spanish Football Expert Guillem Balague is the news regarding a French-Ivorian midfielder's move from French first division side AS Monaco to English Premier League side Chelsea. Maybe Balague is expanding his ... See more..
The Sun 
Monaco are desperate to keep hold of the striker who is also the subject of strong interest from Real Madrid. The wealthy outfit are set to land up to £58m from United for Anthony Martial depending on clauses being met. See more..
Metro 
Arsenal are reportedly ready to try again to seal the transfer of Monaco full-back Djibril Sidibe this summer as his club prepare to cash in on him. The 24-year-old ... See more..
ESPN FC 
Kylien Mbappe signed off on a memorable week in style with two goals in Ligue 1 leaders Monaco's 3-0 win at Caen. The 18-year-old scored on Wednesday as Monaco beat Manchester City to reach the last eight of the Champions League. He was then ... See more..
New York Times 
MONACO — Midfielder Tiemoué Bakayoko's thumping header sent Monaco through to the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-1 win over Manchester City on Wednesday. Monaco progressed on the away goals rule in another pulsating match between ... See more..
W Magazine 
Though the principality of Monaco clocks in at just under a square mile in area, it's the most densely populated nation in the world and a hotbed for the wealthy and famous from all corners. Supermodels and actors flock to Monte Carlo's sunny shores in ... See more..
TheStranger.com 
One of the perks of being a glorified poke news ticker is that people occasionally wine and dine you in an attempt to get positive media attention for their culinary ventures. This is referred to in the PR biz as "earned media." Every once in awhile ... See more..
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Geography

Western Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea on the southern coast of France, near the border with Italy
Area

Total 2 sq km
Land 2 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

Mediterranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers ;
Natural Resources

none ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

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Demographics

Nationality
Monegasque or Monacan
Population
30,500 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
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Finances

Monaco, bordering France on the Mediterranean coast, is a popular resort, attracting tourists to its casino and pleasant climate. The principality also is a banking center and has successfully sought to diversify into services and small, high-value-added, nonpolluting industries. The state has no income tax and low business taxes and thrives as a tax haven both for individuals who have established residence and for foreign companies that have set up businesses and offices. Monaco, however, is not a tax-free shelter; it charges nearly 20% value-added tax, collects stamp duties, and companies face a 33% tax on profits unless they can ...See More show that three-quarters of profits are generated within the principality. Monaco's reliance on tourism and banking for its economic growth has left it vulnerable to a downturn in France and other European economies which are the principality's main trade partners. In 2009, Monaco''s GDP fell by 11.5% as the euro-zone crisis precipitated a sharp drop in tourism and retail activity and home sales. A modest recovery ensued in 2010 with GDP growth of 2.5%, but Monaco''s economic prospects remain clouded in uncertainty tied to future euro-zone growth. Weak economic growth also has deteriorated public finances as the principality recorded a budget deficit of 1.3% of GDP in 2012. Monaco was formally removed from the OECD''s "grey list" of uncooperative tax jurisdictions in late 2009, but continues to face international pressure to abandon its banking secrecy laws and help combat tax evasion. The state retains monopolies in a number of sectors, including tobacco, the telephone network, and the postal service. Living standards are high, roughly comparable to those in prosperous French metropolitan areas. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$5.748 billion (2011 est.); $5.47 billion (2010 est.); $5.337 billion (2009 est.)
Agriculture Products

none
Industries

tourism, construction, small-scale industrial and consumer products