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  Monaco and Monte Carlo hotels, map, weather, banks and Grand Prix -
Monaco is an ideal venue for the yacht racing business as the Principality hosts the annual Monaco Yacht Show and is home to some of the finest yachts in the world.
Surprising news perhaps given that Monaco is one of the countries leading the world on the environment since Prince Albert became Sovereign, and the winning bid for the island (we are led to believe that it will be called Princess Grace Island) must incorporate environmental protection.
Monte Carlo is known for her glamour and sophistication, and the news today is of a new film to be made in Monaco - called Monte Carlo - to star and be produced by the epitome of Hollywood glamour, Nicole Kidman.
www.yourmonaco.com   (1077 words)

In 1191, Monaco was given to Genoa by the Emperor Henry VI, a donation confirmed by Frederic II in 1220 and 1241, and by the comte de Provence in 1262.
Monaco was returned to the Grimaldi family in 1814 with its borders of 1792, and initially placed under the continued protection of France by the treaty of Paris of May 30, 1814.
The territory of the principality of Monaco is unalienable.
www.heraldica.org /topics/national/monaco.htm   (8983 words)

  Monaco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Monaco is the most densely populated country in the world and the world's second-smallest independent country with a population of just 32,410 and an area of 1.95 square kilometers (481.9 acres).
Monaco derives its name from the nearby Greek colony of Phocaeans, Marseille, in the 6th century BC, which referred to the Ligurians as Monoikos, from the Greek Μόνοικος — μόνος + οίκος, "single house", which bears the sense of a people either settled in a "single habitation" or of "living apart" from others.
Prince Albert II of Monaco formally became the ruler of Monaco on 12 July 2005, in a celebration that began with a solemn Mass at the cathedral where his father was buried three months before, after a reign of 56 years.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Monaco   (1975 words)

 Monaco - MSN Encarta
Monaco lies on the Mediterranean Sea at the foot of the Maritime Alps, forming an enclave in southeastern France.
After Vatican City, Monaco is the smallest nation in the world, with a land area of just 1.95 sq km (0.75 sq mi).
Monaco is divided into four districts, or quartiers: Monaco-Ville, La Condamine, Fontvieille, and Monte Carlo.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578954/Monaco.html   (587 words)

 history   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Monaco thus became, in spite of the small area of its territory, an important place whose possession was to become the subject, during the three centuries which followed, of continual strife, capture and recapture by the representatives of the two parties, the Guelphs and the Ghibellines.
The Rock of Monaco was in turn in the hands of the Ghibellines, the Dorias and the Spinolas, supporters of the Emperor and the Guelphs, the Fieschis and the Grimaldis, adherents of the Pope.
Monaco was also a signatory of several multilateral treaties such as the Paris Convention of 1883, the Berne Convention of 1886 and the Madrid Arrangement of 1891.
www.monaco-consulate.com /about_history.htm   (5111 words)

 Monaco Travel Guide | Monaco Travel Information Guide
Monaco's pleasant climate, reputation and environment as well as the absence of income or inheritance tax and lack of financial reporting requirements all contribute to this situation.
This Machiavellian approach – indeed, Machiavelli himself was in Monaco in the early 16th century to sign a treaty on behalf of Florence – paid dividends in 1612 when Honoré II was granted the title of prince by the French crown.
Monaco survives principally by providing tax concessions and discreet banking facilities for wealthy foreigners, and this has recently led to spats with France and difficulties with the wider world.
www.worldtravelguide.net /country/176/country_guide/Europe/Monaco.html   (448 words)

 Politics of Monaco Encyclopedia Article @ KingSized.com (King Sized)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The politics of Monaco have traditionally been under the autocratic control of the Prince of Monaco, and from its founding the principality was a monarchy ruled by the House of Grimaldi; however, with the creation of a Constitution in 1911, the Prince relinquished his autocratic rule and the principality became a constitutional monarchy.
A first Constitution of Monaco was adopted in 1911 and a new one, awarded by Prince Rainier III on December 17, 1962, outlines legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government, which consist of several administrative offices and a number of councils.
The prince is advised by the Crown Council of Monaco.
www.kingsized.com /encyclopedia/Politics_of_Monaco   (504 words)

 A general presentation of the Principality of Monaco - Wellcome on Monte-Carlo Online
In ancient history, the Rock of Monaco was a shelter for primitive populations.
For 700 years, the history of Monaco has been linked to that of the Grimaldi Dynasty which has celebrated in 1997, the anniversary of its accession to the Principality of Monaco.
Based on the latest official census, there are 29,972 inhabitants in the Principality of Monaco of which 5,070 are Monegasque, 12,047 are French and 5,000 are Italian.
www.monaco.monte-carlo.mc /us/presentation/index.html   (403 words)

 Monte Carlo Family Travel Guide | kids can travel
Monaco, situated on the French Riviera, is only a 30-minute drive from Nice to the west and the Italian border to the east.
While the Principality of Monaco is not part of France, the passport and visa requirements for tourists are the same.
In Monaco, the currency is the Euro, even though the Principality is not part of the EU.
www.kidscantravel.com /travelguides/monaco/plan/index.html   (764 words)

 F1 News - Grandprix.com > GP Encyclopedia > Circuits > Monaco
Monaco is actually three villages which have grown into one: Monaco the rock - where the Grimaldi Castle sits; Monte Carlo, a village on the top of the cliff opposite; and La Condamine, a tiny port between the two.
Monaco is a track where the driver plays a more important role than the car and so the race has tended to be won by the best: Ayrton Senna won six times between 1987 and 1993, Graham Hill earned the name "Mr.
From time to time Monaco throws up a surprise: in 1972 Jean-Pierre Beltoise was untouchable in the wet but he never again won a Grand Prix.
www.grandprix.com /gpe/cir-047.html   (1144 words)

 Monaco 70.3 - IRONMAN.com
Monaco Ironman 70.3 has quickly become renowned as the Formula 1 of Triathlon.
London-based CAL Investments Limited becomes the presenting sponsor of the Monaco Ironman 70.3 on September 3rd, 2006, an event that is expected to attract 1000 athletes who will be after 130 qualifying spots for the Ford Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, and the Ford Ironman World Championship 70.3 in Florida.
Rutger Beke made his comeback to Ironman racing in style with an impressive win at this weekend’s Half-Ironman Monaco Triathlon, a first year event that promises to be a flagship race in the new Ironman 70.3 Series.
www.ironmanlive.com /events/ironman70.3/monaco70.3   (928 words)

Monaco’s attraction is her magnificent medieval buildings, interspersed among splendid restaurants, gardens and small stores, and a harbor chock full of luxury yachts from all corners of the Mediterranean.
This loss of tax revenue from French coffers prompted former President Charles de Gaulle to declare Monaco’s tax haven status dangerous to France, and a new treaty was forced upon Monaco’s rulers and signed in 1963.
Monaco’s corporate tax rate is a flat 35%, but this can be circumvented with a little planning.
www.taxhavenco.com /osm/taxhavens/Monaco.html   (942 words)

 Monaco (06/07)
Monaco is divided into four sections: Monaco-Ville, the old city on a rocky promontory extending into the Mediterranean; La Condamine, the section along the port; Monte-Carlo, the principal residential and resort area; and Fontvieille, a newly constructed area reclaimed from the sea.
Monaco does not publish the figures for unemployment, but in 2005 the rate was estimated to be at 0%.
The foreign policy of Monaco is one illustration of this accord: France has agreed to defend the independence and sovereignty of Monaco, while the Monegasque Government has agreed to exercise its sovereign rights in conformity with French interests.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/3397.htm   (2174 words)

 Monaco - Monte Carlo - French Riviera - Provence Web
Situated on the Cote d'Azur between Cap d'Ail and Menton, just a few kilometers from the Italian Riviera, Monaco is one of those magic glamorous places that has a world wide reputation.
Monaco is a sovereign state, independent and prosperous.
with a soaring economy, is built against the mountains (Monaco is nicknamed "The Rock"), and spreads down to the shores of the Riviera.
www.provenceweb.fr /e/alpmarit/monaco/monaco.htm   (262 words)

The Principality of Monaco is the second smallest sovereign state in the world (the smallest being the Holy See), with an area of 151 hectares, and the most crowded one.
The economical and political situation was very bad and led to the proclamation of the free cities of Roquebrune and Menton in 1848, which were incorporated to France in 1860 with the County of Nice.
The monks supporting the shield in the coat of arms allude to the conquest of Monaco in 1297, when a Grimaldi entered the city with soldiers dressed as monks, with swords hidden under their cassocks (therefore the monks bear swords on the arms).
flagspot.net /flags/mc.html   (1724 words)

 Monaco travel guide - Wikitravel
The principality of Monaco and city of Monte Carlo [1] lie on the southern Mediterranean Sea coast of France, near the border with Italy, in Southern Europe.
Monaco is easily accessed by its land borders from France or Italy by a network of highways, most commonly used of which is the A8 which runs west from Monte Carlo to Nice and Marseilles, and east towards the Italian border.
A better option is to stay in one of the many towns outside of Monaco, for example Ventimiglia a sea-side town situated on the French-Italian border on the Italian side.
wikitravel.org /en/Monaco   (3110 words)

Monaco is an authonomous state with the size of a city.
Monaco's train station is centrally located and any location in the Principality is easy to reach.
With a temperate climate and over 300 days of sunshine per year, Monaco is an ideal destination all year round and its calendar of first-class events make it one of Europe’s most popular vacation spots.
eurail.lwb-online.info /index.php?view=cms_505   (411 words)

 pitpass - the latest, hottest F1 & A1GP news
Instigated in 1929, the Monaco GP has always run through the streets of Monte Carlo, the capital, and most of the territory, of the pocket Principality of Monaco.
Chiron last drove at Monaco in 1955, when he was placed sixth and, at 55 years and 276 days, was the oldest driver to start a WC Grand Prix.
The romantic see Monaco as an overhang from the days when many of the most important races took part round the streets of a town which were given over to racing one weekend every year.
www.pitpass.com /src/circuits/monaco.php   (735 words)

 Monaco Encyclopedia Article @ ArtOfTexas.com (Art of Texas)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Monaco Ironman 70.3 presented by CAL Investments Ltd.
Monaco has been ruled by the House of Grimaldi since 1297, when François Grimaldi (Malizia) seized the fortress protecting the famous Rock of Monaco while dressed as a Franciscan monk (monaco in Italian);
The glamour and prestige associated with Monaco and its style-conscious people can be seen in the number of high class cars, designer fashion boutiques such as Chanel, trendy restaurants, and its royal family, especially since the marriage of Prince Rainier to Grace Kelly, later HSH Princess Grace of Monaco.
www.artoftexas.com /encyclopedia/Monaco   (1934 words)

 Monaco  -  Travel Photos by Galen R. Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
By the terms of the Treaty of Vienna, in 1815, the principality was made a protectorate of the kingdom of Sardinia.
In 1861 Monaco was restored as an independent state under the guardianship of France.
In 1993 Monaco was admitted to the United Nations.
www.galenfrysinger.com /monaco.htm   (102 words)

 Private Banking, bank and finance in Monaco Monte-Carlo
It maintains an ongoing dialogue with employee representatives and the Principality’s key economic agents, and also serves as the main point of contact for the Monegasque authorities for all issues concerning banking and finance.
This role places AMB at the center of discussions and implementation of the reforms needed for the well-balanced development of Monaco’s banking and financial system.
Proud of its independence and highly aware of its responsibilities, AMB intends to pursue and enhance actions already taken to internationalize Monaco’s banking sector, as international business will be a key—if not the key—source of growth for the Principality in the years ahead.
www.monaco-privatebanking.com /index-presentation-en.html   (264 words)

Monaco's exceptional location, between mountain and sea, its gardens, its athletic and cultural events...all qualities which make it the ideal destination for a romantic vacation or an unforgettable conference.
Although not always recognized and sometimes misunderstood, Monaco's economy is in fact very dynamic and oriented towards the future.
In 1997, Monaco was dressed up to the nines for the 700th anniversary of the Grimaldi Family Dynasty.
www.monte-carlo.mc   (351 words)

 Monaco - Principality of Monaco - Principauté de Monaco - French Riviera Travel and Tourism
Founded in 1215 as a colony of Genoa, Monaco has been ruled by the House of Grimaldi since 1297, when François Grimaldi, known as "Malizia" seized Monaco's fortress in response to the exile imposed upon the Guelfs.
For seven centuries the Grimaldi family has presided over the Principality of Monaco, the only exception to this was from 1789 to 1814, when Monaco was under French control.
MONACO Online is a privately funded service and is not directly connected to the Government of Monaco.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/monaco.htm   (680 words)

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