Flag of Monaco

Flag of Monaco

The flag of Monaco consists of two horizontal stripes of equal width - the top one is red and the bottom one is white. These colors are taken from the emblem of Genoese family of Grimaldi, which dates back to the 14th century. After the French Revolution, the Principality of Monaco was annexed to France, later it became a part of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Finally, in 1861 it joined France again, but as an independent state this time. The flag was adopted on 4th April 1881 and is it very similar to the flag of Indonesia, whose proportions are only slightly different. Monaco even protested (unsuccessfully) in 1945 against the adoption of the Indonesian flag for its excessive similarity to the flag of Monaco.

Country information

Sovereign State Yes
Country codes MC, MCO (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Principality of Monaco
Capital city Monaco
Continent Europe
Member of United Nations
Population 38 300 (2018)
Total area 2 km2
Highest point along Chemin des Révoires on Mont Agel (161 m, 528 ft)
Lowest point Mediterranean Sea
GDP per capita $ 185 741 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Euro (€, EUR)
Calling code +377
Internet TLD .mc

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