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National name: Principauté de Monaco

Current government officials

Languages: French (official), English, Italian, Monégasque

Ethnicity/race: French 47%, Monegasque 16%, Italian 16%, other 21%

Religion: Roman Catholic 90%

National Holiday: National Day (Saint Rainier's Day), November 19

Literacy rate: 99% (2003 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2006 est.): $976.3 million; note: Monaco does not publish national income figures; the estimates are extremely rough; per capita $30,000. Real growth rate: 0.9%. Inflation: 1.9%. Unemployment: 0% (2005). Arable land: 0%. Agriculture: none. Labor force: 44,000; note: includes workers from all foreign countries (2005 est.). Natural resources: none. Industries: tourism, construction, small-scale industrial and consumer products. Exports: $716.3 million (2005); note: full customs integration with France, which collects and rebates Monegasque trade duties; also participates in EU market system through customs union with France. Imports: $916.1 million (2005); note: full customs integration with France, which collects and rebates Monegasque trade duties; also participates in EU.

Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 34,000 (2005); mobile cellular: 17,200 (2005). Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM n.a., shortwave 8 (1998). Radios: 34,000 (1997). Television broadcast stations: 5 (1998). Televisions: 25,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 14,520 (2007). Internet users: 20,000 (2006).

Transportation: Railways: total: 1.7 km. Highways: total: 50 km; paved: 50 km; unpaved: 0 km (1999 est.). Ports and harbors: Monaco. Airports: linked to airport in Nice, France, by helicopter service.

International disputes: none.

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