Monaco (Principality of Monaco)

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Monaco
Principality of Monaco
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index0 best
CapitalMonaco
Land Area1 2 km2
LocationEurope, Mediterranean
Population235 444
Life Expectancy382.342yrs (2012)
GNI3
ISO3166-1 Codes4MC, MCO, 492
Internet Domain5.mc
Currency6Euro (EUR)
Telephone7+377

1. Overview

The Genoese built a fortress on the site of present day Monaco in 1215. The current ruling Grimaldi family first seized temporary control in 1297, and again in 1331, but were not able to permanently secure their holding until 1419. Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)8

2. Monaco National and Social Development

Social and Moral Development
CountryScore
1Sweden89.1
2Iceland87.6
3Denmark87.2
4Finland86.7
5Norway85.8
6New Zealand84.1
7Austria82.3
8Switzerland81.7
9Australia81.7
10Belgium81.6
11Netherlands81.6
12Germany81.4
13Luxembourg80.0
14Canada79.5
15Andorra79.4
16Japan79.2
17Estonia78.9
18France78.5
Data Source

The Social and Moral Development Index is a formulaic aggregation of many factors. It concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2013).

3. Population and Life Expectancy

Life Expectancy (at birth)
1Japan83.6
2Hong Kong83
3Switzerland82.5
4Monaco82.3
5Australia82
6Italy82
7Iceland81.9
8San Marino81.9
9Israel81.9
10France81.7
11Sweden81.6
12Spain81.6
Data Source
Population (m=millions)
CountryPeoplePer km2
1China1 353.6m145
2India1 258.35m423
3USA 315.79m35
...
188Marshall Islands55 717310
189St Kitts & Nevis53 697207
190Liechtenstein36 584229
191Monaco35 44417722
192San Marino31 945532
193Palau20 75845
194Nauru10 370
Data Source

Monaco's population is predicted to rise to 35 567 by 2030. This rise is despite a low fertility rate, meaning, that this country is helping to alleviate problems with growing population in neighbouring countries by accepting immigrants, very likely as a requirement of maintaining an active workforce.

4. Gender Equality

Female Vote and Stand
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
133Mauritania1961
134Rwanda1961
135Zambia1962
136Monaco1962
137Uganda1962
138Algeria1962
139Afghanistan1963
140Equatorial Guinea1963

Gender inequality is not a necessary part of early human development. Although a separation of roles is almost universal due to different strengths between the genders, this does not have to mean that women are subdued, and, such patriarchialism is not universal in ancient history. Those cultures and peoples who shed, or never developed, the idea that mankind ought to dominate womankind, are better cultures and peoples than those who, even today, cling violently to those mores.

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5. Religion and Beliefs

#Buddhism #Christianity #Hinduism #Islam #Judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below9:

Christian86%
Muslim0.4%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew1.7%
Unaffiliated11.7%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Roman Catholic 90% (official), other 10%10.

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6. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Human Rights Treaties
1Argentina24
2Ecuador23
3Germany23
...
95Burundi16
96Tajikistan16
97Benin16
98Monaco16
99Belize16
100Togo16
101Bangladesh15
102Andorra15
Data Source
Gay Equality
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
24Poland115
25Paraguay110
26Honduras110
27Monaco110
28Japan110
29Turkey100
30Germany100
31Suriname100
Data Source

There isn't much information in the database for Monaco, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.

By Vexen Crabtree 2013 May 01
http://www.humantruth.info/monaco.html
Parent page: Vexing International Issues

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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Crabtree, Vexen
(2013) "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" (2013). Accessed 2016 Nov 01.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011).^
  3. UN (2013).^
  4. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  5. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  6. According to ISO4217.^
  7. According to ITU-T.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mn.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  9. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  10. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^

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