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Monaco / COVID-19
Population 35,881
Total Confirmed 13047
Active 12989
Total deaths 58
Total recovered 0
Death rate 0.44 %


Monaco ( (listen); French pronunciation: ​[mɔnako]), formally the Principality of Monaco (French: Principauté de Monaco), is a sovereign city-state, country, and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe. It's bordered by France to the north, east and west, and from the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The principality is home to 38,682 residents and is widely recognized for being among the most expensive and wealthiest places in the world. The official language is French, though Monégasque, English and Italian are spoken and understood by a sizeable group.With an area of 2.1 km2 (0.81 sq mi), it is among the smallest sovereign states in Europe and the second-smallest on earth, after the Vatican City. Its 19,009 inhabitants per square kilometre (49,230/sq mi), make it the most densely-populated sovereign country in the world. Monaco has a land boundary of 5.47 km (3.40 mi), the world's shortest coastline of approximately 3.83 km (2.38 mi), and a width that varies between 1,700 and 349 m (5,577 and 1,145 feet ). The highest point in the country is a narrow pathway termed Chemin des Révoires on the slopes of Mont Agel, in the Les Révoires Ward, which is 161 metres (528 feet) above sea level. The principality is about 15 km (9.3 mi) in the state border with Italy. Its most populous Quartier is Monte Carlo and the most populous Ward is Larvotto/Bas Moulins. Through land reclamation, Monaco's land mass has expanded by 20 percent. In 2005, it had an area of just 1.974 km2 (0.762 sq mi). The principality is regulated under a kind of constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as head of state. Although Prince Albert II is a constitutional monarch, he wields immense political power. The House of Grimaldi has ruled Monaco, with brief interruptions, since 1297. The state's sovereignty was recognised by the Franco-Monegasque Treaty of 1861, with Monaco becoming a full United Nations voting member in 1993. Despite Monaco's independence and different foreign policy, its own defence is the responsibility of France. However, Monaco does maintain two small military units. Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with the opening of the country's first casino, Monte Carlo, and a railroad link to Paris. Since then, Monaco's mild climate, scenery, and gambling facilities have contributed to the principality's standing as a tourist destination and recreation centre for the rich. In more recent decades, Monaco has become a major banking centre and has sought to diversify its economy into the services industry and small, high-value-added, non-polluting businesses. The state has no income tax, low business taxes, and is well known for being a tax haven. In 2014, it was noted that about 30% of the population was composed of millionaires.Monaco isn't formally a part of the European Union (EU), but it participates in certain EU policies, including customs and border controls. Through its connection with France, Monaco uses the euro as its sole currency (before this it used the Monégasque franc). Monaco joined the Council of Europe in 2004, and is a member of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). It's also the host of the annual street circuit motor race Monaco Grand Prix, one of the original Grands Prix of Formula One and birthplace of Scuderia Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc. The principality has a club football team, AS Monaco, who compete in the French Ligue 1 have become French champions on multiple occasions.

Source: Wikipedia