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Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center.

NOTE: The information regarding Monaco on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Monaco Introduction 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Monaco Introduction Issues 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.