Monaco Geographical Information:
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
Area: total: 1.95 sq km
water: 0 sq km
land: 1.95 sq km
Area - comparative: about three times the size of The Mall in Washington, DC
Land boundaries: 4.4 km
border countries: France 4.4 km
Coastline: 4.1 km
territorial sea: 12 NM
Climate: Mediterranean with mild, wet winters and hot, dry summers
Terrain: hilly, rugged, rocky
lowest point: Mediterranean Sea 0 m
highest point: Mont Agel 140 m
Natural resources: none
arable land: 0%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 100% (urban area) (1998 est.)
Irrigated land: NA
Natural hazards: NA
Geography - note: second-smallest independent state in the world (after Holy See); almost entirely urban
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