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Geography of Monaco

Monaco is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 2 km² (approx. 1 mi²). Continental shelf of Monaco is approximately 2 km² (around 1 mi²). Monaco is located in Europe. Europe is a continent whose borders date back to the period of antiquity. European countries include, but are not limited to, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malta, and The Vatican. Monaco shares its borders with France. Monaco is not a landlocked country. It means that is is bordered by at least one major body of water. The average elevation range of Monaco is 81 m (264 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of Monaco is 6 kilometers (~2 miles). Monaco has 1 unique land boundary with a neighbouring territory - France. The length of said border is 4.4 km (3 mi).

Cities

The capital city of Monaco is Monaco. The largest city in Monaco is Monaco.

Elevation

The average elevation range of Monaco is 81 m (264 ft). The highest point of Monaco is along Chemin des Révoires, with its official height being 161 m (528 ft). The lowest point of Monaco is Mediterranean Sea. The elevation difference between the highest (along Chemin des Révoires) and lowest (Mediterranean Sea) points of Monaco is 161 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of Monaco is 2 km² (approx. 1 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 288 km² (~111 mi²). The continental shelf of Monaco is approximately 2 km² (around 1 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of Monaco is approximately 290 km² (~112 mi²). Monaco is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

There are 0 km² of arable land in Monaco, and it comprises 0% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

Monaco is not known for any resources in particular, meaning that its economic output lies within other areas, such the service sector.