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Monaco, an ancient principality steeped in a rich and colorful history, is considered by many to be Europe's most fascinating country. Though the Principality covers but one square mile, it stands as a proud monarchy with his Serene Highness Prince Rainier III as its head of state. Today people visit Monaco and its glittering district Monte-Carlo not simply to vacation, not just to test their standing with lady luck, nor merely to see and be seen, but to revel in the memorable life-enhancing experience that is Monaco.
A sovereign and independent state, the Principality of Monaco has borders on its landward side with several communes of the French Department of the Alpes-Maritimes; from west to east these are Cap d`Ail, la Turbie, Beausoleil and Roquebrune Cap Martin. Seawards, Monaco faces the Mediterranean.
The population of the Principality consists of 29,972 inhabitants, 5,070 of whom are Mon?gasques, 12,047 French and 5,000 Italian (according to the last official census in 1990).
Its surface area is 195 hectares, of which nearly 40 were recovered from the sea during the course of the last twenty years.
It lies in a narrow coastal strip which sometimes rises vertically upwards with its highest point at 163 meters. Its width varies between 1050 meters and a mere 350 meters. Its coastline is 4100 meters long.
The Principality has only one commune, Monaco, whose limits are the same as those of the state
Mild in winter (average in January and February : 8.2?) and warm without excess in summer (average in July and August : 25.5?). The average temperature for the year is 16.31? and the Principality enjoys an exceptional amount of sun.
By air : The Nice - C?te d`Azur International Airport is located 22 kilometers away from Monaco. Helicopter and bus services, taxis and hire cars provide permanent links between the airport and the Principality. By helicopter (scheduled services or on request), the duration of the flight is 7 minutes. By train : The Monaco-Monte Carlo (SNCF) railway station is a stop for many international trains. The railway is a rapid means of communication between the Principality and all the localities of the C?te d`Azur from Cannes to Menton. By road : The A8 motorway, which connects with the whole of European motorway system, serves the Principality by means of easy access roads (an exit A8 - RN7 coming from Nice, la Turbie going to or coming from Nice, Roquebrune going to or coming from Italy). Local communications are provided by three major roads : the Low, the Middle and the Great Corniches
Monaco is of course famous for its Grand Prix and its Casino in Monte Carlo. The coastline is beautiful with sunbathing aplenty, beach activities, and sea excursions. Further afield sights to see around the Principality include:- Roquebrune village : mediaeval castle, 6 km La Turbie : Tower of Augustus, 8 km Eze village : the Eagle`s Nest of the C?te d`Azur, 9 km Menton : the Cocteau Museum, 10 km Beaulieu : the Greek villa Kerylos, 11 km Villefranche sur Mer : Jean Cocteau Chapel and Citadel, 11 km Saint Jean Cap Ferrat : Ile de France Museum, 12 km Saint Paul de Vence : the Maeght Foundation, 38 km Antibes : Picasso Museum, 40 km Vence : Matisse Chapel, 42 km Biot : Fernand L?ger Museum, 42 km. In winter, skiing is available only a few hours` drive from the Principality at the French resorts of Peira Cava (57 km), Gr?oli?res (68 km), Andon (98 km), la Colmiane (89 km), Isola 2000 (99 km), Valberg (103 km), and Auron (116 km) and the Italian resorts of Limone (82 km) and Monesi (123 km).