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). It has more millionaires per capita than any other country in the world and it is the smallest French-speaking country in the world.

General informations

Capital: Monaco
Population: 30.000
Area: 2 Km² 
Language: french
Currency: euro
Climate: Mediterranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers
Time: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October)
Entry visas: ID or passport

Getting there

By air: The Nice - Côte d'Azur International Airport is located 13.7 miles away from Monaco. Helicopters, buses, taxis and car services provide permanent links between the airport and the Principality. By helicopter (regularly-scheduled services or by charter), the duration of the flight is 7 minutes.
By train: The Monaco-Monte Carlo (SNCF) railway station is a stop for many international trains. The railway is a rapid means of communication between the Principality and all the localities of the Côte d'Azur from Cannes to Menton. Trains to and from Nice run regularly and last approximately 25 minutes.
By road: The A8 highway, which connects with the European highway system, serves the Principality by means of easy access roads ( Exit A8 - RN7 coming from Nice, La Turbie going to or coming from Nice, Roquebrune going to or coming from Italy). Local travel is provided by three major roads: the Low, the Middle and the Great Corniches.
By inter-town bus: To Nice and Cannes, via the Low and Middle Corniches, from 6AM to 1AM and also in the direction of Menton, Italy and the nearby villages.
By sea: The two harbors of the Principality, the Condamine (Port Hercule harbor) and Fontvieille, are equipped to handle yachts of all weights and sizes while intercontinental cruiseliners are able to anchor in the Port Hercule bay of Monaco.


Article Courtesy Of Office Of Tourism - Monaco