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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

CoinTelegraph 
After the success of Monaco's token sale in June, Monaco has furthered their efforts in making their cryptocurrency platform and pioneering payments system more secure and convenient. The company announced that they are going to partner with one of the ... See more..
News & Observer 
Radamel Falcao underlined his worth to defending champion Monaco with a late goal to beat Metz 1-0 in the French league on Friday. The striker pounced with an opportunist finish in the 79th minute, latching onto a fine pass from substitute midfielder ... See more..
http://www.hellomonaco.com/feed/ (registration) 
This event has taken place every four years since 1957 and is organized by the Studio de Monaco, the Monegasque artistic association since 1939, under the High Patronage of the Prince of Monaco and with the support of the Princely Government. See more..
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The Ringer (blog) 
Last week, Redditor MartelCB suggested a move to Monaco might be in the cards for Ronaldo. A web of conspiracies, backroom pacts, and handshake agreements would send Cristiano to Ligue 1 in a deal that would send coveted Monaco 18-year-old Kylian ... See more..
Bleacher Report 
DIJON, France — Throughout what must seem like an interminable transfer window to AS Monaco and their supporters, every single move of Kylian Mbappe has been subject to forensic examination. Those moves were pretty easy to follow on Sunday ... See more..
ESPN FC (blog) 
Cristiano Ronaldo to Monaco and Jack Wilshere to Aston Villa are two of today's transfer rumours, courtesy of Football Whispers. See more..
WatertownDailyTimes.com 
Fred L Monaco 98, passed away peacefully August 16 in Morehead City, NC. He was a retired Battalion Chief of the Watertown, NY city fire department. He was predeceased by his wife Helen of 72 years. He is survived by his son Fred C., his partner ... See more..
MarketWatch 
HONG KONG, Aug 16, 2017 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) -- Monaco, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, today announced its ... See more..
Goal USA 
Read the full Metz v Monaco match report, including goals, incidents, and much more. Have your say on the game in our comments feature. See more..
ESPN FC 
Radamel Falcao netted a hat trick while Kylian Mbappe watched from the bench as champions Monaco made it two wins out of two Ligue 1 games so far with a comfortable 4-1 triumph at Dijon. Nine days on from Mbappe limping off in the 3-2 victory over ... 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