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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

ESPN FC 
Monaco midfielder Fabinho says he would be tempted by an offer from Manchester United this summer. Sources have told ESPN FC that United have other midfield targets -- including Tottenham's Eric Dier and Chelsea's Nemanja Matic -- but sources close to ... See more..
Sports Illustrated 
Kylian Mbappe has been linked with a number of big-money moves outside of France, but the 18-year-old Monaco star could be staying put in Ligue 1–for an astronomical fee. ESPNFC reports that Paris Saint-Germain is prepared to pay a world-record fee of ... See more..
Bleacher Report 
Ligue 1 champions AS Monaco have signed Barcelona academy product Jordi Mboula on a five-year deal. Club vice-president Vadim Vasilyev confirmed the deal on the club's official website (h/t PA Sport, via Sky Sports): "Jordi Mboula has shown very good ... See more..
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Reuters 
Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt will run the 100 meters at the Herculis EBS meeting in Monaco on July 21, two weeks before his final world championships appearance in London, organizers said on Wednesday. The eight-time Olympic gold medalist, who ran ... See more..
We Ain't Got No History 
Chelsea have been working for the last 2-3 weeks to reach an agreement with AS Monaco for the transfer of Tiemoué Bakayoko, with the deal looking close multiple times but only reports of delays and frustrations emerging — save for that one episode ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
"If Mourinho invites me (to join United) it would be very tempting, but, first of all, I would have to talk with my agent and with Monaco to make the things right," Fabinho said. "But Manchester United is a great team and I would think about it, for ... See more..
Fashionista (blog) 
In honor of Club Monaco's Canadian roots — and Canada's 150th birthday — the six-piece collection is made up of T-shirts and sweatshirts in gray, black and white that feature the brand's old school heritage crest from the '80s and '90s, as well as ... See more..
Hollywood Life 
The major 90s revival continues to take the fashion world by storm — and it totally comes to life in Club Monaco's new campaign! The brand tapped Alicia Silverstone, Selma Blair, and Justin Chambers to star in their latest shoot, which pays homage to ... See more..
PEOPLE.com 
Club Monaco is known for its mix of feminine and on-trend styles, which is why if you're a frequent shopper of the brand's cool girl clothing then you're going to want to drop what you're doing and head to the website. Right now, you can score up to 60 ... See more..
GOOD Magazine 
Many of us will never live the opulent life of billionaires. We may visit Monaco one day, but it will likely be via a train or rental car rather than a $200 million megayacht gracing the coast. Not only does that lifestyle elude 99% of the world's ... 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

none
Industries

tourism, construction, small-scale industrial and consumer products