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Monaco Introduction 2007
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SOURCE: 2007 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Background:
The Genoese built a fortress on the site of present-day Monaco in 1215. The current ruling Grimaldi family secured control in the late 13th century, and a principality was established in 1338. Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center.


NOTE: The information regarding Monaco on this page is re-published from the 2007 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Monaco Introduction 2007 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Monaco Introduction 2007 should be addressed to the CIA.



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