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Did you know that Monaco has the highest life expectancy in the world?

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According to the World Health Organisation and the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report, the average female life expectancy is 93.5 years in Monaco while the average male life expectancy is 85.6 years. This results in an overall life expectancy of 89.5 years which is the lengthiest in the world. The standard of living and…

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Do you know the National Emergency Signal of Monaco?

The National Alert Signal is the sounding of a siren to warn the population of an imminent danger. A test of the sirens is carried out every first Wednesday of the month at 12:00. The National Emergency Signal is sounded in the event of a major incident necessitating a lockdown, for example a toxic cloud,…

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Did you know that the Monégasque language almost died?

Monaco's Princely Family

The Monégasque language, called “Monegù” was threatened with extinction in the 1970s. The traditional language of the Principality is Monegù. Although nowadays Monaco’s official language is French, sometimes you can also hear the traditional national Monégasque language of the Monégasque people. However, in daily life, a large number of people in the Principality of Monaco…

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An amazing time travel in Monaco

David Solomon

Long-term resident David Solomon took us back through a little time travel to the 1970-80s, when life in the Principality of Monaco was excitingly different. David Solomon / Photo: Zsolt Szemerszky British citizen David Solomon came to the Principality of Monaco as an adult first in 1976. “I remember back then the train station was…

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Did you know that Monaco has a hero from the legendary Titanic ship?

RMS Titanic

Most of the people saw James Cameron’s iconic movie the Titanic, well Monaco has a forgotten hero related to the ill-fated Titanic ship. Roger Marie Léon Joseph Bricoux was one of the legendary Titanic musicians, a brave cello player who never left the sinking ship. The 20-year-old Monaco resident Roger Marie Léon Joseph Bricoux, was…

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Art & Monaco

art and Monaco

In the Principality of Monaco, the policy of supporting culture and creativity has been pursued both nationally and internationally. Art has always represented a point of interest in the Principality. For example, the excellences of contemporary art are honoured every year by the Fondation Prince Pierre. H.S.H Princess Charlene is also an art lover and…

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