Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
zero . There is, however, shuttle service to the international airport in Nice, France.
November 19. It became independent in 1419, was made part of France in 1793, was made part of Sardinia in 1815, and became its own state in 1861.
1.95. That's less than half of a square mile.
32,130. Monaco has one of the largest population densities in the world, with 16,477 people per square kilometer.
constitutional monarchy. Their constitution was signed December 17, 1962. Also, Monaco is a principality.
French. 47% of people in Monaco are French, and there are also some English and Italian people.
France. Monaco is on the southern coast of France, and also borders the Mediterranean Sea.
Prince Rainier III. Prince Rainier III was Prince Albert's father. Albert became Prince after his father died on April 6, 2005. He officially took over royal duties on July 12, 2005.
Mediterranean. Monaco borders France to the west, and the Mediterranean to the east. Monaco has only two ports, both on the Mediterranean.
red and white horizontal stripes. Monaco has one of the oldest flags in the world. The red is on top, and the white is on the bottom. Monaco's flag is nearly identical to the flag of Indonesia.
one. The sole university is called the International University of Monaco. It is a business school, and all the classes are taught in English. IUM was founded in 1986.
Monaco Grand Prix. The Monaco Grand Prix is an annual race around the country. It is organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco. It is one of the oldest car races in the world.
Grimaldi family. The Grimaldi family has ruled for more than 600 years before Monaco officially became a sovereign state. The royal family name comes from its Genoese founder, Grimaldo.
Principality. A principality is a land or territory ruled by a prince. Monaco's rulers have traditionally lived in the Royal Palace, which is in the center of Monaco.
The other choices: Trieste is in Italy, Albufeiria is in Portugal, and Rijeka is in Croatia.
|Monaco has two ports. The smaller port is called Port de Fontvieille and was opened in the 1970s. The larger port is named for a legendary hero that passed through the area many years ago. Which one?||Mini Monaco
Hercules. According to Greek historians Diodorus Siculus and Strabo, Hercules passed through the settlement built on The Rock during his travels from task to task. The modern larger port of Monaco, Port Hercule, was deepened and widened in the 1970s to accommodate larger tonnage of cruise ships. It was also used in the filming of a scene in the 1995 film in the James Bond series "GoldenEye".
|In which ward, or quartier, is the world-famous Grand Casino located?||Mini Monaco
Monte Carlo. The Monte Carlo Grand Casino is world-renowned and hosts the final for the European Poker tournament yearly. The casino also has the distinction of being the inspiration for a numerical computation method - the Monte Carlo method (which was developed nowhere near Monaco; but in Los Alamos, New Mexico, USA actually). The casino is located in the heart of the Monte Carlo ward of the Monte Carlo quartier (neighbourhood). It means "Mount Charles" and was named for a reigning prince, Prince Charles III of Monaco.
|This Monaco region has been inhabited for many years because one particular area is highly defensible and controls the harbour area. What is this place called?||Mini Monaco
The Rock. The Rock, or Le Rocher, of Monaco overlooks the harbour and port, and a citadel has existed on it since the Middle Ages. On the Rock is where the Sovereign Prince's palace is located, and the heart of the old town of Monaco. An ancestor of the ruling family of Monaco, the Grimaldis, was able to capture the citadel on the Rock by guile. Disguised as a monk, François Grimaldi gained entrance to the citadel with a sword under his robes. From the inside, he was able to open the gates for his men and capture the citadel, making it the first conquest for the Grimaldi family and their first holding in Monaco.
|Monaco has been officially recognised as independent since 1861. Who was Monaco under the protection of immediately prior to that?||Mini Monaco
Kingdom of Sardinia. In the Franco-Monegasque Treaty, Monaco was recognised as an independent nation. Prior to that, it was decided by the Congress of Vienna (a precursor to the League of Nations) that Monaco would be a protectorate of the Kingdom of Sardinia. In that time, Italian was the official language spoken in Monaco. In the Napoleonic Era, Monaco was a part of France and the principality dissolved. However, in 1861, military responsibility was placed on the French Republic to protect Monaco against all aggressors.
|Monaco used to be much smaller until it began reclaiming land from the sea. What is the ward called that is made up of 330,000 square meters of land which was once in the Mediterranean ocean?||Mini Monaco
Fontvieille. Fontvieille was reclaimed in the late 1960s and the early 1970s, expanding Monaco's area by nearly 20%. This reclamation of Fontvieille was one of the main reasons that Prince Rainier II was nicknamed the 'Builder Prince'. Fontvieille houses a heliport which ferries people back and forth to Nice in France, and also houses Stade Louis II where AS Monaco, a football team in the French league, plays their home games.
|Monaco has been ruled or governed over the years by many nations: Greeks, Gauls, Romans, Italians, French - to name a few. What language is the national anthem of Monaco written in?||Mini Monaco
Monégasque. Monégasque is a dialect of Ligurian, which is a Romance language (i.e. - descended from Latin). In its own language it is known as "Munegascu", and to me it sounds similar to Romanian. It is apparently similar to another Ligurian dialect spoken in nearby Genoa in Italy; this is because of the Ligures ancestry to some of the inhabitants. Despite this, French is the only official language of Monaco.
|Monaco's name comes from Ancient Greek. What does it mean?||Mini Monaco
Single house. A Phocaean Greek colony near Monaco's present location was known as "Monoikos". Its name comes from two Greek words, "monos" which means one or solo, and "oikos" which means house. However, archaeological evidence has shown that Monaco has been inhabited for over 300,000 years - certainly a very long time. The first permanent settlement of the area was by tribes from Italy called Ligures.