Definition of Monaco in US English:


proper noun

  • A principality that forms an enclave within French territory, on the Mediterranean coast near the Italian frontier; population 38,000 (estimated 2015); language, French (official).

The smallest sovereign state in the world apart from the Vatican, Monaco was ruled by the Genoese from medieval times and by the Grimaldi family from 1297. It became a constitutional monarchy in 1911. Monaco includes the resort of Monte Carlo