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Monaco (Principality of Monaco)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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Monaco
Principality of Monaco
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index54th best
CapitalMonaco
Land Area 2km21
LocationEurope, Mediterranean
Population35 444 (2011)2
Life Expectancy
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesMC, MCO, 4923
Internet Domain.mc4
CurrencyEuro (EUR)5
Telephone+3776

1. Overview

The Genoese built a fortress on the site of present day Monaco in 1215. The current ruling Grimaldi family first seized temporary control in 1297, and again in 1331, but were not able to permanently secure their holding until 1419. Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)7

Book CoverIt might be the world´s second-smallest country, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in attitude. Glitzy, glam and screaming hedonism, Monaco is truly beguiling. Your first glimpse of this pocket-sized principality, squeezed into just 2 sq km, might make your heart sink: after all the gorgeous medieval hilltop villages, glittering beaches and secluded peninsulas of the surrounding area, Monaco´s concrete high-rises and astronomic prices come as a shock. But Monaco is captivating. The world´s second-smallest state (a smidgen bigger than the Vatican), it is as famous for its tax-haven status as for its glittering casino, sports scene (Formula One, world-famous circus festival and tennis open) and a royal family on a par with British royals for best gossip fodder. For visitors, it just means an exciting trip: from an evening at the stunning casino, to a visit to the excellent Musée Océanographique, to a spot of celebrity/royalty spotting, Monaco is a fun day out on the Riviera.

In terms of practicalities, Monaco is a sovereign state, but has no border control. Most visit Monaco as a day trip from Nice, just a 20-minute train ride away.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)8

2. Monaco National and Social Development

Social & Moral
Development Index
Higher is better

Points9
1Iceland84.1
2Sweden80.8
3Norway80.0
...
51Brazil61.0
52Greece60.6
53Albania60.4
54Monaco60.2
55Andorra60.0
56Mongolia59.7
57Seychelles59.6
58Croatia59.6
World Avg54.5
q=198.

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life.

3. Population and Demographics

Emigrants (2010)
%10
1Dominica104.8
2Palestine68.4
3Samoa67.3
4Grenada65.5
5St Kitts & Nevis61.1
6Guyana56.9
7Monaco56.3
8Antigua & Barbuda47.6
9Tonga45.4
10Albania45.4
11Barbados41.0
12Suriname39.0
World Avg11.5
q=192.
Immigrants (2010)
%10
1Qatar86.5
2Monaco71.6
3UAE70.0
4Kuwait68.8
5Andorra64.4
6Jordan45.9
7Palestine43.6
8Singapore40.7
9Israel40.4
10Bahrain39.1
11Hong Kong38.8
12San Marino37.0
World Avg9.2
q=192.
Population (2012)11
1China1.4b
2India1.3b
3USA315.8m
...
188Marshall Islands55 717
189St Kitts & Nevis53 697
190Liechtenstein36 584
191Monaco35 444
192San Marino31 945
193Palau20 758
194Nauru10 370
195Tuvalu9 867
World Avg36.0m
q=195.

Monaco's population is predicted to rise to 35 567 by 2030.

4. Gender Equality

Year Women Can Vote
Lower is better

Year12
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
134Sierra Leone1961
135Zambia1962
136Uganda1962
137Monaco1962
138Algeria1962
139Morocco1963
140Iran1963
141Kenya1963
World Avg1930
q=189.

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5. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below13:

Christian86%
Muslim0.4%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew1.7%
Unaffiliated11.7%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Roman Catholic 90% (official), other 10%14.

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6. The Internet

Internet Users (2016)
Higher is better
15
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
8Luxembourg95%
9Netherlands94%
10Sweden93%
11Monaco93%
12UK93%
13Finland93%
14Qatar92%
15UAE92%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake (2017)
Higher is better

Ratio16
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
147French Polynesia0.0
148Palestine0.0
149Lesotho0.0
150Monaco0.0
151Bermuda0.0
152Isle of Man0.0
153San Marino0.0
154Cayman Islands0.0
World Avg3.82
q=176.

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

7. Public Health Issues

Infant Immunizations 2011-2015 (2015)
Higher is better

Avg %17
1Hungary99.0
2China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
22Fiji97.6
23Kuwait97.5
24Morocco97.5
25Monaco97.3
26Cook Islands97.3
27Greece97.3
28Turkmenistan97.2
29St Vincent & Grenadines97.2
World Avg88.3
q=194.

8. Politics and Freedom

Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)
Higher is better

Treaties18
1Argentina24
2Chile23
3Costa Rica23
...
88Tajikistan16
89Ghana16
90Belize16
91Monaco16
92Latvia16
93Yemen16
94Congo, DR16
95Burundi16
World Avg15.1
q=194.

9. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

There isn't much information in the database for Monaco, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
Last Modified: 2017 Jun 21
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Parent page: Compare International Statistics by Region and Continent

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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Crabtree, Vexen
(2017) "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" (2017). Accessed 2017 Aug 01.

Lonely Planet
(2014) The World. Subtitled: "A Traveller's Guide to the Planet". Published by Lonely Planet, London, UK. Each chapter is devoted to a specific country and includes a list of the most interesting places to visit and a few other cultural notes..

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011) .^
  3. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  4. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  5. According to ISO4217.^
  6. According to ITU-T.^
  7. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mn.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  8. Lonely Planet (2014) chapter "Monaco" .^
  9. "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2017)^
  10. UN (2013) Table 11.^
  11. UN (2013) Table 14.^
  12. "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life: 3.6. Women Stand for Election & Vote (1893+) New Zealand, Australia, Finland" by Vexen Crabtree (2017)^
  13. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  14. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  15. internetlivestats.com/internet-users-by-country accessed 2017 Mar 10.^
  16. % of internet access via native IPv6 compared to IPv4. As of 2017 Jun 20, from http://www.cidr-report.org. Accessed 2017 Jun 20.^
  17. World Health Organisation data for 2011-2015 from 7 data series accessed 2017 May 21. Details in "Immunizations: International Statistics on Vaccines and the Autism Scare: 3. World Health Organisation Statistics" by Vexen Crabtree (2017).^
  18. Max possible=24. Total amount of treaties ratified. Nominal Commitment to Human Rights report published by UCL School of Public Policy, London, UK, at ucl.ac.uk/spp/research/research-projects/nchr accessed 2011 Apr 30.^
  19. Higher is better. Sources:^

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