Monte-Carlo, Europe

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Regional Population: 16,012

Time Zone: Europe/Monaco

Latitude: 43.7333333

Longitude: 7.4166667

Monte Carlo is a district in the Principality of Monaco and lies on the coast of France close to the border of Italy. Named in honor of Charles III of Monaco during its founding in 1866, the district is now known for its abundance of professional sports matches like boxing as well as leisure activities including the Monte Carlo Masters European Poker Tour and the World Backgammon Championships.

Although Monte Carlo hosts several car rallies, fashion shows and the annual Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, it is also famous for its quaint neighborhoods such as Saint-Michel, Saint-Roman and Larvotto. Monte Carlo, which is a frequent vacation spot for many movie stars and royalty, has several tourist resorts and attractions like the Monaco Cathedral, Napoleon Museum and the Prince’s Palace, some of which are located in Monaco-Ville, the country’s capital. There are also numerous casinos in Monte Carlo, such as Casino de Monte Carlo and Café de Paris, which attract both locals and visitors from afar. To satisfy your hunger after a day of card games and slot machines, enjoy international cuisines at one of the locally owned restaurants on the Monte Carlo dining strip like La Salière which offers dishes with savory Mediterranean and Asian flavors.

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