What does Monaco mean?

Definitions for Monaco
ˈmɒn əˌkoʊ, məˈnɑ koʊmona·co

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Monaco, Principality of Monaconoun

    a constitutional monarchy in a tiny enclave on the French Riviera


  1. Monaconoun

    A country in Europe. Official name: Principality of Monaco.

  2. Monaconoun

    The capital of the principality of Monaco.

  3. Etymology: From μόνοικος, from μόνος + οἶκος, the name of the 6th century BC colony of Phocaeans and an epithet of Heracles (Hercules), Ἡρακλῆς Μόνοικος. According to an ancient Greek myth and a Ligurian legend, Heracles passed through the Monaco area. A temple was constructed there by Phocaeans, the temple of Heracles Monoikos (Strabo, Geography, Gaul, 4.6.3).


  1. Monaco

    Monaco ( (listen); French pronunciation: ​[mɔnako]), officially the Principality of Monaco (French: Principauté de Monaco; Ligurian: Prinçipatu de Múnegu; Occitan: Principat de Mónegue), is a sovereign city-state and microstate on the French Riviera a few kilometres west of the Italian region of Liguria, in Western Europe, on the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by France to the north, east and west. The principality is home to 38,682 residents, of whom 9,486 are Monégasque nationals; it is widely recognised as one of the most expensive and wealthiest places in the world. The official language of the principality is French. In addition, Monégasque (a dialect of Ligurian), Italian and English are spoken and understood by many residents.With an area of 2.1 km2 (0.81 sq mi), it is the second-smallest sovereign state in the world, after Vatican City. Its 19,009 inhabitants /km2 (49,230/sq mi) make it the most densely-populated sovereign state in the world. Monaco has a land border of 5.47 km (3.40 mi) and the world's shortest coastline of approximately 3.83 km (2.38 mi); it has a width that varies between 1,700 and 349 m (5,577 and 1,145 ft). The highest point in the state is a narrow pathway named Chemin des Révoires on the slopes of Mont Agel, in the Les Révoires ward, which is 161 m (528 ft) above sea level. The principality is about 15 km (9.3 mi) from the border with Italy. Its most populous ward is Larvotto/Bas Moulins with a population of 5,443 as of 2008. Through land reclamation, Monaco's land mass has expanded by 20 percent. In 2005, it had an area of only 1.974 km2 (0.762 sq mi). The principality is governed under a form of constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as head of state, who wields immense political power despite his constitutional status. The prime minister, who is the head of government, can be either a Monégasque or a French citizen; the monarch consults with the Government of France before an appointment. Key members of the judiciary in Monaco are detached French magistrates. The House of Grimaldi has ruled Monaco, with brief interruptions, since 1297. The state's sovereignty was officially recognised by the Franco-Monégasque Treaty of 1861, with Monaco becoming a full United Nations voting member in 1993. Despite Monaco's independence and separate foreign policy, its defence is the responsibility of France. However, Monaco does maintain two small military units. Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with the opening of the state's first casino, the Monte Carlo Casino, and a railway connection to Paris. Since then, Monaco's mild climate, scenery, and gambling facilities have contributed to the principality's status as a tourist destination and recreation centre for the rich. In more recent years, Monaco has become a major banking centre and has sought to diversify its economy into the services sector and small, high-value-added, non-polluting industries. Monaco is famous as a tax haven: the principality has no personal income tax and low business taxes. Over 30% of the residents are millionaires, with real estate prices reaching €100,000 ($116,374) per square metre in 2018. Monaco is not formally a part of the European Union (EU), but it participates in certain EU policies, including customs and border controls. Through its relationship with France, Monaco uses the euro as its sole currency; before, it used the Monegasque franc, which was pegged, and exchangeable with, the French franc until 1 January 2002. Monaco joined the Council of Europe in 2004 and is a member of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF). It is also the host of the annual street circuit motor race, the Monaco Grand Prix, one of the original Grands Prix of Formula One. The local motorsports association gives name to the Monte Carlo Rally, hosted in January in the French Alps. The principality has a club football team, AS Monaco, which competes in the French Ligue 1 and have become French champions on multiple occasions, and a basketball team, which plays in the EuroLeague. A centre of research into marine conservation, Monaco is home to one of the world's first protected marine habitats, an Oceanographic Museum, and the International Atomic Energy Agency Environment Labs, which is the only marine laboratory in the United Nations structure.


  1. monaco

    Monaco is a tiny independent city-state on France's Mediterranean coastline, known for its upscale casinos, yacht-lined harbor, and prestigious Grand Prix motor race. It is also renowned for its luxurious lifestyle and as a tax haven for many of the world's richest people. Moreover, the country is ruled by a prince and is the world's second smallest country, next to Vatican City. It has a population of approximately 38,000 people.


  1. Monaco

    Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state, located on the French Riviera in Western Europe. Bordered by France on three sides, one side borders the Mediterranean Sea. It has an area of 2.02 km², and a population of 36,371, making Monaco the second smallest, and the most densely populated country in the world. Monaco has a land border of only 4.4 km, a coastline of 4.1 km, and a width that varies between 1,700 and 349 m. The highest point in the country is a narrow pathway named Chemin des Révoires on the slopes of Mont Agel, in the Les Révoires district, which is 161 metres above sea level. Monaco's most populous Quartier is Monte Carlo, and the most populous Ward is Larvotto/Bas Moulins. Monaco is known for its land reclamation, which has increased its size by an estimated 20%. Monaco is a principality governed under a form of constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as head of state. Even though Prince Albert II is a constitutional monarch, he still has immense political power. The House of Grimaldi have ruled Monaco, with brief interruptions, since 1297. The official language is French, but Monégasque, Italian, and English are widely spoken and understood. The state's sovereignty was officially recognized by the Franco-Monegasque Treaty of 1861, with Monaco becoming a full United Nations voting member in 1993. Despite Monaco's independence and separate foreign policy, its defence is the responsibility of France. However, Monaco does maintain two small military units.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Monaco

    a small principality 9 m. E. of Nice, on the Mediterranean shore, surrounded by French territory and under French protection; has a mild salubrious climate, and is a favourite winter resort. The capital, Monaco, is built on a picturesque promontory, and 1 m. NE. stands Monte Carlo.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Monaco is ranked #4331 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Monaco surname appeared 8,198 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Monaco.

    94.2% or 7,729 total occurrences were White.
    3.5% or 288 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.9% or 80 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 53 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 37 total occurrences were Black.
    0.1% or 11 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Monaco in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Monaco in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Monaco in a Sentence

  1. Karen Kravchuk:

    She (Monaco) has gotten kids involved who maybe wouldn’t give science a chance at all, you have kids like Natalia who discover they really like science, and maybe they will go on and continue to pursue it later on.

  2. Lance Brauman:

    The plan right now is to run a 200 in Lausanne( July 5) and another 200 in Monaco( July 20).

  3. Daniel Ricciardo:

    The trend now is we're coming stronger and stronger, monaco is for me the best circuit to drive one... there's no circuit on the calendar that gives me that same feeling, that same adrenaline and that feeling of wanting more.

  4. Lisa Monaco:

    This recognition that you need diplomacy. Absolutely, you need diplomacy in a pandemic response, that is one of the reasons Both Morrison and Monaco should not be pulling out of the World Health Organization, and the most effective diplomacy can be done by the President and the vice president.

  5. John Lehman:

    She went through some awkward years getting the people in Monaco to accept her.

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