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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

Vogue.com 
Case in point: Charlene of Monaco, who made a splash at Versace's Spring 2018 show in a chain mail dress. Opting to honor the sex appeal associated with the Versace brand, rather than adhere to old ideas about what a princess should wear, Charlene ... See more..
Starts at 60 
Princess Charlene of Monaco has made a name for herself as one of the most fashion-forward royals in the world and she certainly lived up to her reputation in Milan on Friday. The South African-born princess stunned as she took her seat front row at ... See more..
Daily Mail 
Monaco are gearing up for one of their biggest games of the season when they face Besiktas this week, knowing they have to put in a performance to keep their Champions League campaign on track. The two sides will meet at the Stade Louis II on Tuesday ... See more..
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ESPN FC 
Nebil Fekir was glad to give a boost to Lyon coach Bruno Genesio after his stoppage-time free kick downed Monaco, while the Ligue 1 champions' boss Leonardo Jardim felt his team suffered a harsh result. Fekir had already scored once as an entertaining ... See more..
ESPN FC 
Vasilyev said Lemar was keen on a move to England, but stressed that Monaco do not plan on listening to any offers in January. "Liverpool were really interested," he said. "But it was Arsenal that was really close to finalising the deal. It was quite ... See more..
USA TODAY 
PARIS (AP) — Defending champion Monaco's trip to Lyon on Friday already feels like a turning point in what is shaping as a difficult season in France. Monaco started brightly with four straight wins, but came down to earth when it lost at Nice 4-0 ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
It is just over four months since we last met, in Paris, for an interview just hours after Monaco had won the French league title – for the first time in 17 years – in a season in which they went through the qualifying rounds to the semi-finals of the ... See more..
The Local France 
In Monaco, home to the super-rich on the French Riviera, a worker at the cathedral was caught literally red-handed stealing from the poor box. In early 2016, a newly arrived priest at the cathedral started to suspect the sexton of pilfering after ... See more..
Football365.com 
Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev says that only two clubs were ever really in contention for Kylian Mbappe. Mbappe was the hottest property in world football this summer, and eventually opted to join Paris Saint-Germain on a season-long loan deal. See more..
Superyachts.com 
The Monaco Yacht Show may have come to a close more than two weeks ago now, but the steady stream of video interviews from the docks of Port Hercule continues at Superyachts.com – little wonder given that we conducted more than 80 of them across ... 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.)
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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

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Industries

tourism, construction, small-scale industrial and consumer products