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An Introduction to Monaco

The Principality of Monaco is a city state on the French Riviera, less than ten miles from Italy. With an area of less than one square mile, its the second smallest and most densely populated state in the world. See full country profile.

Latest Research News from France

Nov 22
French media research agency Mdiamtrie is to launch a service to measure and understand the impact TV programmes are having on social media activity across the country. Nov 22 2017
Nov 14
Influencer marketplace Octoly has raised $10m in a Series A round of funding, from marcoms giant Havas Group, venture capital firm Otium Venture, marketing business Twin Partners, and the EU's SME Instrument programme. Nov 14 2017


2 current French jobs:

Survey Builder - CAWI / CATI, Vilnius, Lithuania, EUR Negotiable - (posted Sep 26 2017)
Research Manager - FMCG / Shopper, Geneva, Switzerland, CHF 40-70,000 - (posted Aug 23 2017)
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Fast Facts
Map of Monaco
CAPITAL: (Monaco)
GOVERNMENT: Unitary principality and Constitutional monarchy
AREA: 1.98 sq km
POPULATION: 35,986 (July 2011 est.)
MAJOR LANGUAGE: Official Language: French
Back to harbour, Monaco
Back to harbour, Monaco


Could have been a Contender... Monaco's best known recent sovereign, Prince Rainier III, succeeded his grandfather Louis II in 1949 and ruled until 2005. Hes perhaps most famous for marrying American actress Grace Kelly, whom he met at the Cannes Film Festival in 1955 and who thus became Princess Grace. Kellys acting career was cut short so she could focus on her royal role, less than two years after the 1954 wedding in just six years she had established a huge and adoring public and starred opposite the likes of Clark Gable, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, James Stewart and Cary Grant; and had also turned down the opportunity to star alongside Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront, due to a commitment to the Hitchcock film Rear Window. Her daughter, Princess Stphanie, survived the tragic car crash which took her life on September 14, 1982.

Less well known perhaps, her father John Kelly was an Olympic gold medal winning rower (2 at Antwerp 1920 and one at Paris 1924), who was famously refused entry to the Henley Regatta due to a combination of his having done manual labour as a bricklayer, and having belonged to a US boat club with which the Regatta had fallen out over another breach of rules on amateurism.

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Monaco in Profile

The Principality of Monaco is a city state on the French Riviera, less than ten miles from Italy. With an area of less than one square mile, its the second smallest and most densely populated state in the world.

Monaco is governed by a constitutional but powerful monarch of the house of Grimaldi, which has ruled it since 1297. Its defence is the responsibility of France, which recognised its sovereignty in a treaty in 1861. Its known for its casinos, especially that of Monte Carlo, and as a playground for the rich and famous. It has no income tax, the world's highest GDP per capita and life expectancy (90 years) and zero unemployment.

Some Business and General Info

GDP: $6.89 bn (2011 est.); $186,175 per capita

Religions Roman Catholic 90%; Other 10%

Currency: Euro

Telephone Code: + 377

Research Industry

No separate association or MR industry that we know of. See 'France' !

Overview of Trade and Industry

Monaco makes some of its pile from tourism - especially casinos, in which its own citizens are not allowed to gamble - is a major banking centre and is working to diversify into services and small, high-value-added industries. Its not part of the EU as such but via a customs union with France is strongly linked, and uses the Euro as currency. With no income tax and low business taxes it serves as a tax haven both for individual residents and for foreign companies however, Monaco was formally removed from the OECDs grey list of unco-operative tax jurisdictions in 2009. The state has monopolies in many areas including tobacco, telecoms and the postal service.

The country has been hit by the recent financial crisis - in 2009 GDP fell by 11.5% - but we suspect few of its people have found themselves below the poverty line as a result.

Exports were $711m in 2010 and imports $882'6m.

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