Essential Info for Monaco

Population: About 30,000

Capital city: Monaco

Geography:  Monaco is a sovereign city-state located on the French Riviera. It is bordered by France's Alps on three sides, with one side bordering the Mediterranean Sea. 

Political system: Monaco is a principality governed under a form of constitutional monarchy.

Major religion: Catholicism

Main language: French

Time: GMT+1 (GMT+2 from late March to late October)

Currency: Euro (EUR) which is divided into 100 cents. ATMs are readily available throughout Monaco and major credit cards are accepted in most places.

Tipping: Prices in Monaco often include a service charge. In cases where it is not, one should tip about 10 to 15 percent. 

Electricity: 230 volts, 50 Hz. Plugs with two round pins are used.

International dialing code: +377

Internet domain: .mc

Emergency numbers: 17 (police), 18 (ambulance and fire). The general emergency number for the EU is 112 and is also in operation in Monaco. Monaco's emergency services are efficient and offer an extremely professional service in line with standards in Western Europe. 

Driving: Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road. Monaco has an extensive bus network which covers a large area. Boats and taxis are also good transport options. 

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