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Principality of Monaco
Principauté de Monaco

Political Status: Independent principality founded in the 13th century; constitutional monarchy since 1911; present constitution promulgated December 17, 1962 (amended in April 2002).

Area: 0.70 sq. mi. (1.81 sq. km).

Population: 37,831 (2014E—UN); 30,508 (2014E—U.S. Census).

Major Urban Center (2014E): MONACO-VILLE (1,151).

Official Language: French.

Monetary Unit: Euro (market rate October 1, 2014: 0.79 euro = $1US). Although not a member of the European Union (EU), Monaco was authorized by the EU to adopt the euro as its official currency and mint a limited supply of Monégasque euro coins.

Sovereign: Prince ALBERT II; acceded to the throne April 6, 2005, following the death of his father, Prince RAINIER III; formally installed in two-part process on July 12 and November 19, 2005.

Heiress Presumptive: Princess CAROLINE Louise Marguerite Grimaldi, ...

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