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Principality of Monaco
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Ethnicity: Monegasques or Monacans
Food in Daily Life. Access to fresh, local produce and the sea has led to the development of a local cuisine and appreciation for good food. Daily eating habits reflect a Mediterranean heritage, and both French and Italian influences can be found in the local recipes. Breakfast is very small, but lunch and dinner often have several courses.
Food Customs at Ceremonial Occasions. Holidays such as Christmas, Holy Week before Easter, and Carnival before Lent are occasions for special food. Some traditional Monegasque dishes include brandamincium, barba-Giuan, or "Uncle John," stuffed fritters; and fougasses.
Mainly Roman Catholic (90% (official)), other 10%Roman Catholic 90% (official), other 10%
Roman Catholicism is the state religion, although freedom of worship is guaranteed by Article 23 of the Constitution. However, 95 percent of the population claims to be Roman Catholic.
Most Monegasque are Roman Catholic and the church plays an important role in Monegasque traditions, particularly on feast days and special holidays. Church attendance is not as high as a century ago and it is difficult to estimate the exact number of practicing Catholics.
Monaco’s soothing weather, casino, culture and , being a popular vacation and resort location, relies on mostly tourism for its economy.
The small industries that are growing very fast are construction industry, some other small-scale industries and consumer products industry etc. the primary export commodities of the country are pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, chemicals, ceramics and clay works, metal works, plastics, textiles, some instruments and some other materials.
Principality of Monaco
Government Type: Constitutional Monarchy
Constitutional Monarchy since 1911.
Monarchy is hereditary.
Principality of Monaco
The Principality of Monaco puts lot of emphasis on the education of its citizens. The school year starts from September and education in Monaco is mandatory for children belonging to the age group of 6-16.
Primary education is distributed through ten, state-run schools, which includes 7 primary and 3 nursery schools. The secondary education is distributed through colleges like the Lycee Albert.
Monaco is in Western Europe. It is surrounded by France on 3 sides and has the Mediterranean Sea on the other. Monaco is also located very close to the border of Italy.
This small country is 0.8 square miles (1.95 square kilometers) in size, or approximately the same size as Central Park in New York City. It is the smallest state in the world after Vatican City. There are total five micro states in Europe and Monaco is one of those.
The highest altitude of the country is the Mont Agel, which lies on the border between Monaco and France. It rises almost 140 meters above sea level. On the other hand the lowest point is the Mediterranean Sea itself.
Support for the Arts. The Monegasque government actively supports the arts, cultural institutions, and the humanities through a variety of programs and events. The Prince Pierre Foundation was founded to encourage culture in the letters and the arts, by the creation and awarding of prizes. These awards include the Grand Literary Prize, created in 1951; the Prince Rainier III Prize for Musical Composition, founded in 1960; and the International Contemporary Art Prize, awarded for the first time in 1965. The Princess Grace Foundation was established in 1964 with the aim of promoting charitable activities and provides support for the Princess Grace Dance Academy.
Recent investments in the arts and humanities include the creation of a Cultural and Exhibition Center, which will contain an auditorium and other performance and event areas on the site of the old Centenary Hall. The Monte Carlo Ballet and the Monte Carlo Opera are world-renowned. The Monte Carlo Ballet gained international fame in the 1920s when the choreographer Sergey Diaghilev was based there with his Ballets Russes.
1. counselor for internal affairs,
2. counselor for finance and economy,
3. counselor for equipment, environment and urban planning,
4. counselor for social affairs and health,
5. counselor for foreign relations
The Council debates projects and bills proposed to the Prince by the other governmental councils, sovereign ordinances endorsed by the Prince himself, the Minister of State's ministerial decrees, and other miscellaneous policy.
The prince and the National Council exercise jointly the legislative and budgetary powers. The judiciary power is exercised independently of Government by the courts and tribunals.
The legal system is based on French law. Political parties: UND (National and Democratic Union), UNAM (National Union for the Future of Monaco), Rally for the Monegasque Family
In 1993 Monaco become an official member of the United Nations. It is not a part of European Union but is connected to it through France.
Monegasque Coat of Arms
National Council Building of Monaco
Has Government Council, Minister of State (part of council) and Chief of State (Prince Albert Alexandre Luis Pierre)
The Prince has the highest authority and the constitution guarantees separation of power.
The Minister of State and Government Council have administrative and foreign relations responsibilities.
The Council of Government of Monaco is the Prince's governing body and consists of six members:
Minister of State: French citizen appointed by prince from pool of senior French civil servants proposed by French government, 3-year term, is Prince’s representative, directs the executive services, commands the police, and Minister of State, who chairs the council (with voting powers), and the five members (four counselors and one delegate).
Japanese Garden in Le Portier district
Monte Carlo Casino
Maps of Monaco
Lycee Albert provides diploma courses in accounting, secretarial studies, and hotel training. Technical Lycee college of Monte Carlo Albert provides courses in commercial studies, and finally the Charles college, which provides vocational training.
Literacy rate is very high and from the second half of 1990 the Government has been giving a considerable amount money into their education system.
Lycée Albert Primer of Monaco
Classes and Castes. Monaco's high average income and individual wealth, as well as its very small size, make it a country with minimal class distinctions. The principality's status as a tax haven make it an attractive place to establish residence for wealthy people from all over the world. A significant number of residents are from a variety of nationalities, and several are celebrities, helping to make Monaco synonymous with wealth, power and prestige the world over.
Symbols of Social Stratification. Overall Monaco has one of the highest standards of living in the world. Differences in social stratification are not immediately obvious. The tourist industry necessitates a large workforce, as do Monaco's light industrial concerns, but more than half the people employed in these sectors do not live in Monaco.
Barba-Giuan, or "Uncle John," stuffed fritters
Monaco Annual Yacht Show
Monte Carlo Opera House
Saint Nicholas Cathedral
There are several traditional festivals and rituals in Monaco. Saint Devote, the patron saint of Monaco, is honored in a ritual held on 27 January every year. A torchlight procession, a religious ceremony and blessing mark the day that Saint Dévote is believed to have arrived in Monaco. Other religious rituals and ceremonies are held during Holy Week before Easter, and on the feast days of Saint Roman, August 9, Saint John, June 23 and Saint Blaise.
Monegasque beliefs about death and the afterlife are in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Sainte- Dévote Church
Just cod and cardoons
Palais de Justice
The Monaco Grand Prix. This Formula 1 car race is held in Monte Carlo.
Art Monaco 2014