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 for Monaco
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a constitutional monarchy in a tiny enclave on the French
           Riviera [syn: Monaco, Principality of Monaco]

From CIA World Factbook 2002 :

     Introduction Monaco
                              Background: Economic development was spurred in
                                          the late 19th century with a
                                          railroad linkup to France and the
                                          opening of a casino. Since then, the
                                          principality's mild climate,
                                          splendid scenery, and gambling
                                          facilities have made Monaco world
                                          famous as a tourist and recreation
     Geography Monaco
                                Location: Western Europe, bordering the
                                          Mediterranean Sea on the southern
                                          coast of France, near the border
                                          with Italy
                  Geographic coordinates: 43 44 N, 7 24 E
                          Map references: Europe
                                    Area: total: 1.95 sq km
                                          water: 0 sq km
                                          land: 1.95 sq km
                      Area - comparative: about three times the size of The
                                          Mall in Washington, DC
                         Land boundaries: total: 4.4 km
                                          border countries: France 4.4 km
                               Coastline: 4.1 km
                         Maritime claims: territorial sea: 12 NM
                                 Climate: Mediterranean with mild, wet winters
                                          and hot, dry summers
                                 Terrain: hilly, rugged, rocky
                      Elevation extremes: lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
                                          highest point: Mont Agel 140 m
                       Natural resources: none
                                Land use: arable land: 0%
                                          permanent crops: 0%
                                          other: 100% (urban area) (1998 est.)
                          Irrigated land: NA sq km
                         Natural hazards: NA
            Environment - current issues: NA
              Environment - international party to: Air Pollution, Air
                              agreements: Pollution-Volatile Organic
                                          Compounds, Biodiversity, Climate
                                          Change, Desertification, Endangered
                                          Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of
                                          the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer
                                          Protection, Ship Pollution,
                                          Wetlands, Whaling
                                          signed, but not ratified: Climate
                                          Change-Kyoto Protocol
                        Geography - note: second smallest independent state in
                                          the world (after Holy See); almost
                                          entirely urban
     People Monaco
                              Population: 31,987 (July 2002 est.)
                           Age structure: 0-14 years: 15.5% (male 2,545;
                                          female 2,418)
                                          15-64 years: 62.1% (male 9,762;
                                          female 10,093)
                                          65 years and over: 22.4% (male
                                          2,922; female 4,247) (2002 est.)
                  Population growth rate: 0.45% (2002 est.)
                              Birth rate: 9.6 births/1,000 population (2002
                              Death rate: 12.91 deaths/1,000 population (2002
                      Net migration rate: 7.82 migrant(s)/1,000 population
                                          (2002 est.)
                               Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female
                                          under 15 years: 1.05 male(s)/female
                                          15-64 years: 0.97 male(s)/female
                                          65 years and over: 0.69 male(s)/
                                          total population: 0.91 male(s)/
                                          female (2002 est.)
                   Infant mortality rate: 5.73 deaths/1,000 live births (2002
                Life expectancy at birth: total population: 79.12 years
                                          female: 83.25 years (2002 est.)
                                          male: 75.21 years
                    Total fertility rate: 1.76 children born/woman (2002 est.)
        HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA%
       HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/ NA
                       HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
                             Nationality: noun: Monegasque(s) or Monacan(s)
                                          adjective: Monegasque or Monacan
                           Ethnic groups: French 47%, Monegasque 16%, Italian
                                          16%, other 21%
                               Religions: Roman Catholic 90%
                               Languages: French (official), English, Italian,
                                Literacy: definition: NA
                                          total population: 99%
                                          male: NA%
                                          female: NA%
     Government Monaco
                            Country name: conventional long form: Principality
                                          of Monaco
                                          conventional short form: Monaco
                                          local short form: Monaco
                                          local long form: Principaute de
                         Government type: constitutional monarchy
                                 Capital: Monaco
                Administrative divisions: none; there are no first-order
                                          administrative divisions as defined
                                          by the US Government, but there are
                                          four quarters (quartiers, singular -
                                          quartier); Fontvieille, La
                                          Condamine, Monaco-Ville, Monte-Carlo
                            Independence: 1419 (beginning of the rule by the
                                          House of Grimaldi)
                        National holiday: National Day (Prince of Monaco
                                          Holiday), 19 November
                            Constitution: 17 December 1962
                            Legal system: based on French law; has not
                                          accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
                                Suffrage: 21 years of age; universal
                        Executive branch: chief of state: Prince RAINIER III
                                          (since 9 May 1949); Heir Apparent
                                          Prince ALBERT Alexandre Louis
                                          Pierre, son of the monarch (born 14
                                          March 1958)
                                          elections: none; the monarchy is
                                          hereditary; minister of state
                                          appointed by the monarch from a list
                                          of three French national candidates
                                          presented by the French Government
                                          cabinet: Council of Government is
                                          under the authority of the monarch
                                          head of government: Minister of
                                          State Patrick LECLERCQ (since 5
                                          January 2000)
                      Legislative branch: unicameral National Council or
                                          Conseil National (18 seats; members
                                          are elected by popular vote to serve
                                          five-year terms)
                                          election results: percent of vote by
                                          party - NA%; seats by party - UND 18
                                          elections: last held 1 and 8
                                          February 1998 (next to be held NA
                                          January 2003)
                         Judicial branch: Supreme Court or Tribunal Supreme
                                          (judges appointed by the monarch on
                                          the basis of nominations by the
                                          National Council)
           Political parties and leaders: Campora List [Anne-Maria CAMPORA];
                                          Medecin List [Jean-Louis MEDECIN];
                                          National and Democratic Union or UND
                                          [Jean-Louis CAMPORA]; National Union
                                          for the Future of Monaco or UNAM
                                          [leader NA]; Rally for the
                                          Monegasque Family or RFM [leader NA]
            Political pressure groups and NA
               International organization ACCT, ECE, FAO, IAEA, ICAO, ICC,
                           participation: ICRM, IFRCS, IHO, IMO, Interpol,
                                          IOC, ITU, OPCW, OSCE, UN, UNCTAD,
                                          UNESCO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO
     Diplomatic representation in the US: Monaco does not have an embassy in
                                          the US
                                          consulate(s) general: New York
       Diplomatic representation from the the US does not have an embassy in
                                      US: Monaco; the US Consul General in
                                          Marseille (France) is accredited to
                        Flag description: two equal horizontal bands of red
                                          (top) and white; similar to the flag
                                          of Indonesia which is longer and the
                                          flag of Poland which is white (top)
                                          and red
     Economy Monaco
                      Economy - overview: Monaco, situated on the French
                                          Mediterranean coast, is a popular
                                          resort, attracting tourists to its
                                          casino and pleasant climate. In
                                          2001, a major new construction
                                          project will extend the pier used by
                                          cruise ships in the main harbor. The
                                          Principality 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. 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. Monaco does not publish
                                          national income figures; the
                                          estimates below are extremely rough.
                                     GDP: purchasing power parity - $870
                                          million (1999 est.)
                  GDP - real growth rate: NA%
                        GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $27,000
                                          (1999 est.)
             GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: NA%
                                          industry: NA%
                                          services: NA%
           Population below poverty line: NA%
       Household income or consumption by lowest 10%: NA%
                        percentage share: highest 10%: NA%
        Inflation rate (consumer prices): NA%
                             Labor force: 30,540 (January 1994)
                       Unemployment rate: 3.1% (1998)
                                  Budget: revenues: $518 million
                                          expenditures: $531 million,
                                          including capital expenditures of
                                          $NA (1995)
                              Industries: tourism, construction, small-scale
                                          industrial and consumer products
       Industrial production growth rate: NA%
               Electricity - consumption: NA kWh
                   Electricity - imports: NA kWh
                                          note: electricity supplied by France
                  Agriculture - products: none
                                 Exports: $NA; full customs integration with
                                          France, which collects and rebates
                                          Monegasque trade duties; also
                                          participates in EU market system
                                          through customs union with France
                                 Imports: $NA; full customs integration with
                                          France, which collects and rebates
                                          Monegasque trade duties; also
                                          participates in EU market system
                                          through customs union with France
                         Debt - external: $NA
                Economic aid - recipient: $NA
                                Currency: euro (EUR); French franc (FRF)
                           Currency code: EUR; FRF
                          Exchange rates: euros per US dollar - 1.1324
                                          (January 2002), 1.1175 (2001),
                                          1.0854 (2000), 0.9386 (1999); French
                                          francs per US dollar - 5.8995
                                          (1998), 5.8367 (1997)
                             Fiscal year: calendar year
     Communications Monaco
          Telephones - main lines in use: 31,027 (1995)
            Telephones - mobile cellular: NA
                        Telephone system: general assessment: modern automatic
                                          telephone system
                                          domestic: NA
                                          international: no satellite earth
                                          stations; connected by cable into
                                          the French communications system
                Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM NA, shortwave 8 (1998)
                                  Radios: 34,000 (1997)
           Television broadcast stations: 5 (1998)
                             Televisions: 25,000 (1997)
                   Internet country code: .mc
       Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 2 (2000)
                          Internet users: NA
     Transportation Monaco
                                Railways: total: 1.7 km
                                          standard gauge: 1.7 km 1.435-m gauge
                                Highways: total: 50 km
                                          paved: 50 km
                                          unpaved: 0 km (2001)
                               Waterways: none
                       Ports and harbors: Monaco
                         Merchant marine: none (2002 est.)
                                Airports: none; linked to airport in Nice,
                                          France, by helicopter service (2001)
                               Heliports: 1 (shuttle service between the
                                          international airport at Nice,
                                          France, and Monaco's heliport at
                                          Fontvieille) (2001)
     Military Monaco
                            Military - note: defense is the responsibility of
     Transnational Issues Monaco
                                                Disputes - international: none

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