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10 fun facts about Monaco

Fact 1
The highest point in Monaco, standing at 528 feet above sea level, is named the Chemin des Revoires.

Fact 2
Monaco is considered the smallest country with a coastline and is also the smallest member of the United Nations.

Fact 3
The city is also ranked number 2, as of 2013, for highest population density.

Fact 4
The world governing body of athletics, the International Association of Athletics Federations, has been located in Monaco since 1993.

Fact 5
While the official religion of Monaco is Roman Catholicism, 83% of the country is Christian.

Fact 6
Until 2002, the official currency of Monaco was the franc. After 2002, it became the euro.

Fact 7
Although Monaco is not tax haven, the city levies no income taxes on individuals.

Fact 8
According to the CIA World Factbook, Monaco stood at number 190 for the world’s lowest poverty rate, as of 2014.

Fact 9
The temperatures in the city average between 48-58 degrees and it sees over 300 days of sunshine a year.

Fact 10
One of the only natural resources in the city is fishing because of it being almost entirely an urban area.

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