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    Monaco Geography 2000

      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, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
      signed, but not ratified: Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol

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

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