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Quick City Overview: Montecarlo, Monaco (HD)

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Quick City Overview: Montecarlo, Monaco (HD) ---- Monte Carlo officially refers to an administrative area of the Principality of Monaco, specifically the ward of Monte Carlo/Spélugues, where the Monte Carlo Casino is located. Informally the name also refers to a larger district, the Monte Carlo Quarter (corresponding to the former municipality of Monte Carlo), which besides Monte Carlo/Spélugues also includes the wards of La Rousse/Saint Roman, Larvotto/Bas Moulins, and Saint Michel. The permanent population of the ward of Monte Carlo is about 3,500, while that of the quarter is about 15,000. Monaco has four traditional quarters. From west to east they are: Fontvieille (the newest), Monaco-Ville (the oldest), La Condamine, and Monte Carlo. Monte Carlo (literally "Mount Charles") is situated on a prominent escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera. Near the western end of the quarter is the world-famous Place du Casino, the gambling center which has made Monte Carlo "an international byword for the extravagant display and reckless dispersal of wealth". It is also the location of the Hôtel de Paris, the Café de Paris, and the Salle Garnier (the casino theatre which is the home of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo). The eastern part of the quarter includes the community of Larvotto with Monaco's only public beach, as well as its new convention center (the Grimaldi Forum), and the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. At its western border one crosses into the French town of Beausoleil (sometimes referred to as Monte-Carlo-Supérieur), and just 5 miles (8 km) to its east is the western border of Italy. Montecarlo es una parte especialmente famosa del principado de Mónaco y una de sus divisiones administrativas (distrito o barrio), conocida por su casino, el juego, el glamour y la posibilidad de ver a gente famosa. En muchas ocasiones se piensa que Montecarlo es la capital de Mónaco, pero puesto que la ciudad y el país tienen las mismas fronteras, Mónaco es su propia capital. Montecarlo acoge una parte del Circuito de Mónaco, en el que tiene lugar el Gran Premio de Mónaco de Fórmula Uno, generalmente suele ser después de Semana Santa, y una de las pruebas del Mundial de Rallyes más importantes: el Rally de Montecarlo. También es sede desde 1952 del "Reinsurers Rendez-Vous", la reunión anual más antigua y famosa de la industria reaseguradora que se realiza en la primera semana de septiembre. Montecarlo desde hace décadas es un lugar de reunión de miembros de la realeza, así como de grandes estrellas de cine. ---- City: Montecarlo Country: Monaco Population: 35.000 (estimated) Languages: French, Monégasque ---- Ciudad: Montecarlo País: Mónaco Población: 35.000 (estimado) Idiomas: Francés, Monegasco ---- -Facebook Fanpage: @Epic Media Argentina -Website: www.epicmedia.com.ar