Monaco-a View of the Prince's Castle

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Monaco (mn´ a-co) is the smallest nation in Europe. The entire country contains 8 square miles. It lies on the Mediterranean (md -tr-´ n-n) Sea and is surrounded on the landside by France. The length of this country is about 2 1/4 miles and its width ranges from one-tenth of a mile to three-fourths of a mile. It has three cities of which Monaco is one. It is a view of this city and the palace of the ruler of the country that you see here. The country of Monaco has a population of nearly 25,000 people. The city of Monaco has slightly over 3,000. The picture is very worth while because of the view of the castle and the Mediterranean. The castle itself is of the old-fashioned kind and is defended as were the castles of the Middle Ages. The Prince who lives here governs his people as he sees fit. He has a small council to advise with him, but he is free to make his own laws and to see that they are enforced. Since the country is ruled over by a prince, it is called a principality Perhaps the most widely known city of Monaco is that of Monte Carlo, a famous gambling resort. On this same land where the prince's castle now stands, the Phoenicians (f-nsh´ anz) built a temple of worship at a very early date. In the Middle Ages the country belonged to first one ruling house and then another. Now it was faithful to France, then to Italy, and next to Spain. The principality at present is under French protection. Try to find Monaco on your map. Near what French city is it? Who were the Phoenicians? Do you know of any other country where a ruler makes and enforces the laws? Keystone ID: 11754 Note: All titles, descriptions, and location coordinates are from the original Keystone Slide documentation as supplied by the Keystone View Company. No text has been edited or changed.
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