The information below contains geography information for Monaco, including climate, weather,
cities, and area information. You can also check out the
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Area: 1.95 sq. km. (0.8 sq. mi); about the size of New York City's Central Park.
Cities: Capital--Monaco-Ville, pop. 1,151 (1990).
Geography of Monaco
The Principality of Monaco is the second-smallest independent state in the world, after Vatican City. It is located on the Mediterranean coast, 18 kilometers (11 mi.) east of Nice, France, and is surrounded on three sides by France. Monaco is divided into four sections: Monaco-Ville, the old city on a rocky promontory extending into the Mediterranean; La Condamine, the section along the port; Monte-Carlo, the principal residential and resort area; and Fontvieille, a newly constructed area reclaimed from the sea.
The principality is noted for its beautiful natural scenery and mild, sunny climate. The average minimum temperature in January and February is 8oC (47oF); in July and August the average maximum temperature is 26oC (78oF).