Monte Carlo

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Monaco coat of arms
municipality of Monaco
Location of Monte-Carlo in the Principality of Monaco
Coordinates 43 ° 44 '23 "  N , 7 ° 25' 38"  E Coordinates: 43 ° 44 '23 "  N , 7 ° 25' 38"  E.
surface 0,436,760 km²
Residents 15,200
Population density 34,802 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation 1866
Post Code 98000
prefix +377
Former parish Monte Carlo
Monte Carlo

Monte-Carlo ( Monegasque Munte-Carlu ) is a municipality in Monaco and with an area of ​​43.68  hectares (0.44  square kilometers ) the largest of the nine administrative districts of the principality . He is known for the casino of the same name and the annual Monte Carlo Rally . The Circuit de Monaco , where the Monaco Grand Prix is held, also runs partly through Monte-Carlo.

There are also several green areas near the casino, such as the "Jardins de la Petite Afrique", in which the botanist and garden designer Édouard François André had subtropical vegetation planted in 1881 .

Monte-Carlo is often incorrectly referred to as the capital of the city-state . However, it does not have a separate capital - the Monegasque administrative center is located in the southern district of Monaco-Ville , where numerous authorities, the Prince's Palace and the Notre-Dame-Immaculée cathedral are located. Monte-Carlo borders the boroughs of La Rousse , Larvotto , La Condamine and Ravin de Sainte-Dévote as well as the French municipality of Beausoleil .

Monte-Carlo owes its name to Prince Charles III. ( Italian Carlo III ), who established a casino in the then undeveloped area on a rock spur in the sea ( Italian monte = mountain ) in the 1860s . The name Quartier de Monte-Carlo was given to the area around the casino on July 1, 1866 (for more details on the history, see Monte-Carlo Casino ).

See also

Web links

Commons : Monte-Carlo  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files
Jardins de la Petite Afrique

Individual evidence

  1. Ordonnance Souveraine n ° 4.481 du 13 septembre 2013 ( Memento of the original of December 14, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. . Journal de Monaco (Bulletin Officiel de la Principauté). Retrieved December 23, 2014. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. monaco statistics pocket, edition 2014 ( PDF ; 4.5  MB ). Principality of Monaco, Retrieved June 12, 2015.
  3. Les Jardins du Casino , accessed on February 4, 2020