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

Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco (French: Principauté de Monaco), is a sovereign city-state, country and microstate on the French Riviera in Western Europe. France borders the country on three sides while the other side borders the Mediterranean Sea. Monaco is also located close to Italy, although it has no direct border.

Geographical type: Territory

Latitude: 43.73° N — Longitude: 7.42° E

Area: 2 km²

ISO 3166-2 code: MC

Deathplace of

Benjamin Tucker, on 22 Jun 1939

Measures of Freedom

Monaco | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2022
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.

The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Monaco" as of 2 Oct 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.