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Full country name: Principality of Monaco
Area: 2,02 sq km
Population: 30,586
Capital City: Monaco
Language: French
Religion: 95% Roman Catholic, 5% other (Anglican Church, Protestantism, Greek Orthodox Church, Islam and Judaism)
Government: Constitutional monarchy and Principality
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1), summer - (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Dialing Code: +377
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
Weights & measures: Metric
Currency: Euro (EUR)

Money & Costs:
Average yearly salary: USD 30,000

Budget: $10-15
Mid-range: $20-35
High: $40-50+
Budget: $50-100
Mid-range: $150-250
High: $300-450+

Geography: With an area of only 2.02 square kilometers, the Principality of Monaco is the second-smallest independent city-state in the world, after the Vatican City. It is located in South Northern Europe on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. On all of its three sides is Monaco surrounded by France.

Climate:Monaco has a Mediterranean climate, therefore summers are warm and usually dry, whereas winters are mild and rainy. Summer afternoons can get especially hot, however, the temperature rarely exceeds 30 C. Sudden rainy interludes can, however, interrupt the dry summer days. Summer nights are usually very mild, because of the high temperature of the sea. Snow is extremely rare in Monaco, generally occurring once or twice every ten years. The average winter temperature ranges between 8 C - 14 C.

Recommended clothing: Lightweight clothes are required for summer period, with warmer sweater or shawl for cooler evenings. Mediumweight clothes should be packed when visiting Monaco in winter. You can dress casually during daytime, but formal attire should be worn when going to restaurants, clubs or casinos in the evening.

Food: Monaco's cuisine is Mediterranean, with the most common ingredients being olive oil, tomatoes, onions, black olives, garlic, and anchovies. Fresh fish (sea bass, red mullet, and daurade) is available in every restaurant. The region is also famous for its fresh vegetables. Various salads and vegetable dishes dishes, such as ratatouille (a vegetable stew made from tomatoes, onions, peppers, and eggplant (called aubergine on the Mediterranean coast)) are very popular and tasty in Monaco.

Drink: Monaco is a glamorous and extravagant city loved by celebrities. Therefore, champagne is the national beverage of Monaco. The most famous champagne producers include Bollinger, Dom Pérignon, Laurent-Perrier, Krug, Moët et Chandon, etc., A single glass of champagne can cost you as much as $40 at a higher class restaurant.

Health: Healthcare in Monaco is quite expensive, as all the hospitals and clinics are privately owned and of the highest quality. There are no special immunization requirements when entering Monaco.

Public Holidays:
1 Jan New Year's Day
1 May Labor Day/May Day
13 May (40 days after Easter) Ascension
24 May Whit Monday
3 Jun Corpus Cristi
15 Aug Assumption
1 Nov (Saturday between Oct 31 and Nov 6) All Saints Day
19 Nov Prince Rainier Day
8 Dec Immaculate Conception
24 Dec Christmas Eve
25 Dec Christmas Day
26 Dec St. Stephen's Day
31 Dec New Year's Eve

Disclaimer: The above information is for reference purposes only. The content of this page is not intended to substitute for advice given by the user's own government travel departments or a licensed travel health advisor. The viewer/user of this web page should always contact the user's own government representatives in that area for the most up-to-date information at that time, before making a final decision to travel to that country or destination.

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