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Official Country Name: Principauté de Monaco

Capital: Monaco

Population: 30 000

Telephone Code: 377

Time Zone: CET: UT+1 in winter, UT+2 in summer

Area: 1,9 sq km

Language(s): French is the official language, though there is a traditional language called Monegasque, very close to the Genoan dialect. English and Italian are widely spoken.

Ethnic Groups: French citizens account for 47% of the population, national citizens (called Monégasques) being only 5 000 (16%), as many as Italians. Thus, only a small part of the population has right to vote.

Head of State: His Serene Highness Prince Albert

Government: Constitutional Monarchy. The power of the elected council is limited.

Currency: Euro

Exchange Rate: US$1 = 0.8 EUR

Health Risks: None

Electricity: 220V, 50Hz. Standard continental plugs (same as in France).

Weights & Measures: Metrical.

Country Name in other languages: Munegu in Monegasque, Monako in languages where c isn't pronounced [k]

Edited bytribune on 30.09.2005 raph344 on 26.02.2005

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