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Monaco Introduction 2011
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Page last updated on January 12, 2011

Background:
The Genoese built a fortress on the site of present day Monaco in 1215. The current ruling Grimaldi family first seized temporary control in 1297, and again in 1331, but were not able to permanently secure their holding until 1419. 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 2011 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Monaco Introduction 2011 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Monaco Introduction 2011 should be addressed to the CIA.



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