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0393 20120724 Monaco 4 promenade

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Das Fürstentum Monaco (französisch Principauté de Monaco, monegassisch Principatu de Múnegu) ist ein Stadtstaat in Westeuropa. Es liegt von Frankreich umschlossen an der Mittelmeerküste in der Nähe der Grenze zu Italien. Monaco war ein antiker Handelsplatz der Phönizier und später der Griechen, die hier an der Nordküste des westlichen Mittelmeers einen Herkules-Tempel errichtet hatten, der bald den Beinamen Monoikos, „einzelnes Haus“ erhielt. Als der Ort römischer Hafen wurde, bekam er den Namen Herculis Monoeci Portus, woraus verkürzt Monaco entstand. Heute ist Monaco vor allem bei den Reichen der Welt als Wohnsitz begehrt, da der Stadtstaat weder Einkommen- noch Erbschaftsteuer erhebt und im Ausland begangene Finanzvergehen hier nicht verfolgt werden. Unternehmen in Monaco zahlen hingegen Steuern. Der Staat ist nicht Mitglied der Europäischen Union. Das Fürstentum zählt rund 36.000 Einwohner auf einer Fläche von rund zwei Quadratkilometern und hat somit die höchste Einwohnerdichte aller Staaten. Von den 36.000 Einwohnern sind rund 78 Prozent Ausländer ohne monegassischen Pass. (Quelle: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monaco)

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This panorama was taken in Monaco, France

This is an overview of France

France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.

French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.

The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.

The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.

The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.

One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.

During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.

France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.

Text by Steve Smith.

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