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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
2 Ibid
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Monaco News

Bloomberg 
Monaco's luxury homes have overtaken Hong Kong's to become the most expensive in the world. Prime property values in the principality have surged 180 percent in a decade to 41,400 euros ($45,000) a square meter, more than double the 70 percent ... See more..
Mansion Global 
The principality of Monaco claims the most expensive home prices of any country in the world, according to a report on the tiny nation from Savills released Wednesday. Monaco, an independent slice of the French Riviera with an approximate population of ... See more..
ESPN 
Paris Saint-Germain reminded Monaco that they cannot hope to win everything with kids after humbling the principality's young team 5-0 to book a Coupe de France final meeting with Angers. Leonardo Jardim's Monaco side, normally inspired by the likes of ... See more..
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Goal.com 
Since Monaco changed tack, they have not only flourished on the pitch and on the balance sheet, but have transformed into one of the most popular and admired teams in the world. “Transfers are part of the economy of football,” sporting director Vadim ... See more..
ESPN FC (blog) 
Back in August, PSG were stunned by the home side's attacking brilliance and the perfect tactical plan of Leonardo Jardim (where he played defender Djibril Sidibe as a right midfielder). Monaco won 3-1 and Unai Emery suffered his first defeat in only ... See more..
Goal.com 
Although he concedes that the tie will be tough, Glik says Monaco are under no pressure and have every chance of springing another surprise. "It will not be easy but there's no pressure on us," he told Tuttosport. "I think every team was hoping to draw ... See more..
World Soccer Talk 
Paris (AFP) – Edinson Cavani celebrated his new contract with his 45th goal of the season as holders Paris Saint-Germain demolished an inexperienced Monaco 5-0 to reach next month's French Cup final against Angers. Julian Draxler prodded PSG ahead ... See more..
ESPN 
Monaco are in fine fettle too, having reached the semi-finals of the Champions League with victory over Borussia Dortmund last week, which they followed up with Sunday's 2-1 league win at Lyon. It was their sixth straight win since that cup final ... See more..
Motorsport.com, Edition: Global 
Fernando Alonso says the opportunity to compete in a potentially race-winning car at the Indianapolis 500 is "much greater" than racing for McLaren in Formula 1's Monaco Grand Prix. The two-time world champion caused a shock when he announced he ... See more..
Bleacher Report 
It's all change at the top in our European Club Rankings; gone are the days where one club holds onto the No. 1 slot for weeks on end. The Champions League quarter-finals have largely separated the wheat from the chaff, and the final four that will ... 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

NA

Demographics

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

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