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    Monaco Geography 1998

      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

      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: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

      Geography - note second smallest independent state in world (after Holy See); almost entirely urban

      NOTE: The information regarding Monaco on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Monaco Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Monaco Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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