Monte Carlo is often wrongly thought of as the capital of Monaco; it is, however, the name given to one of the four areas of the Principality, which sits on the Mediterranean coast on the French Riviera. In this region can be found many of Monaco’s main shopping and leisure facilities, including the world famous Casino de Monte Carlo, which opened in 1863. Monte Carlo is also home to much of the Principality’s residential property both for sale and for rent, including a large number of prestigious apartment blocks and Belle Epoque villas which are amongst some of the world’s most coveted addresses.
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Interesting Facts About Monaco
Here are 5 fascinating facts about Monaco:
According to the US CIA, residents of Monaco have the world's longest lifespan. At 89.52 years, the expected lifespan of Monegasque residents is approximately five years longer than the expected lifespan of residents of Japan.
Although no private jets are allowed to land in Monaco, it is possible to arrive from the skies. Monaco residents can use the Principality’s heliport in Fontvieille to get to Nice by helicopter in just six-seven minutes. During the weekdays, there is only an interval of 20 minutes per helicopter flight which goes to show how busy Monaco is. The nearest airport is the Nice Cote d’Azur International airport in Nice, 30 minutes away.
There are approximately 37,800 registered citizens in Monaco, with only 6,000 being Monegasque passport holders. The remaining citizens come from more than 125 other countries, making the Principality an internationally cosmopolitan place to live - perfect for expats.
Monaco’s Casino de Monte Carlo has featured as the backdrop to no less than three James Bond films - Casino Royale, GoldenEye and Never Say Never Again - as well as featuring in a number of other movies, such as Ocean’s Twelve. It was also chosen as a location for one of Kylie Minogue’s singles 'On a Night Like This' in 2000.
The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most famous formula one races in the world. Ayrton Senna holds the record for the most wins on the track, coming first 6 times. The constructor with the most wins is McLaren.