Territory in southeast France, ruled since 1861 by the Grimaldi family


Monaco - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco (French: Principauté de Monaco; Monégasque: Principatu de Múnegu; Italian: Principato di Monaco; Occitan: Principat de Mónegue), is a sovereign city state, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. Bordered by France on three sides, with one side bordering the Mediterranean Sea, its center is about 16 km from Italy, and is only 15 km north east of Nice, France. It has an area of 1.98 km², and a population of 35,986, making Monaco the second smallest and the most densely populated country in the world. Monaco has a land border of only 4.4 km, a coastline of 4.1 km, and a width that varies between 1.7 km and 349 metres. The highest point in the country is a narrow pathway named Chemin des Révoires on the slopes of Mont Agel, in the Les Révoires district, which is 161 metres above sea level. Monaco's most populated Quartier is Monte Carlo, and the most populated Ward is Larvotto/Bas Moulins. After a recent expansion of Port Hercules, Monaco's total area is 2.05 km², with new plans to extend the district of Fontvieille, with land reclaimed from the Mediterranean Sea. ..."

Deathplace of

Benjamin Tucker, on 22 Jun 1939

Measures of Freedom

Monaco | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 88, Political Rights: 2, Civil Liberties: 1
"In March 2015, Monaco inaugurated its first national human rights body, the High Commission for the Protection of Rights, Liberties and for Mediation. The commission released its first annual report in July, emphasizing a need for stronger protections against discrimination in the workplace and at sporting events. In March, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report about the overall state of human rights in Monaco."