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Monaco Geography

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Location: Western Europe, bordering the Mediterranean Sea on the southern coast of France, near the border with Italy
Geographic coordinates: 43 44 N, 7 24 E
Map references: Europe
Area: total:  1.95 sq km

land:  1.95 sq km

water:  0 sq km
Area - comparative: about three times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Land boundaries: total:  4.4 km

border countries:  France 4.4 km
Coastline: 4.1 km
Maritime claims: territorial sea:  12 NM
Climate: Mediterranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers
Terrain: hilly, rugged, rocky
Elevation extremes: lowest point:  Mediterranean Sea 0 m

highest point:  Mont Agel 140 m
Natural resources: none
Land use: arable land:  0%

permanent crops:  0%

permanent pastures:  0%

forests and woodland:  0%

other:  100% (urban area)
Irrigated land: NA sq km
Natural hazards: NA
Environment - current issues: NA
Environment - international agreements: party to:  Air Pollution, Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling

signed, but not ratified:  Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol
Geography - note: second smallest independent state in the world (after Holy See); almost entirely urban


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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