Older sister (part 2)
After the death of her husband, the princess closed up: she almost abandoned onerous secular duties and spent most of her time with her children in her village estate in…

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The legendary king of the opera Monte Carlo (part 2)
The opera premiered on February 24, 1910 and was greeted with delight. There is no place in this article to analyze this work of Massenet. For us, one thing is…

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Monte Carlo Country Club
In April 1892, Prince Charles III adopted the project for the construction of earthen tennis courts proposed by Count Bertor. Arriving in the principality in 1863, accompanied by Francois Blanc,…

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Nature of monaco

Monaco is located on the southern periphery of the maritime Alps composed of limestone. The climate is Mediterranean with moderately warm winters (average January temperature + 8-10 ° С) and dry, warm and sunny summers (average July and August temperatures 24 ° С). There are up to 300 sunny days a year, and rainy – approx. 60. The average annual rainfall is 1300 mm. They fall mainly in the fall.

The Nature of Monaco The Alps protect the sea from the cold northerly winds. In summer, sea breezes have a cooling effect on the coast. Thanks to its mild climate, Monaco is a popular Mediterranean resort. In the coastal zone, the red-colored soils of terra rso and brown soils are developed; in the mountains, brown forest soils. Typical Mediterranean vegetation is common. Xerophytic grasses, rare shrubs and shrubs (gariga) grow on dry slopes, shrubberies (maquis) on wetter ones, and in some places forests are preserved. Kermes and stone oak, pine, black and Alep pine, boxwood, juniper, olive, fig and other typical representatives of the Mediterranean flora are widespread in the forests.

In Monaco, there are also dwarf palm, seaside pine, Atlas cedar and cork oaks, beech-shaped, felt-leaved. In maquis, strawberry large-fruited (blooms in late autumn or winter), incense, myrtle, pistachio, viburnum, red juniper and others are distinguished. Shrimp kermes oak, to which juniper, gorse, rosemary, hold-tree, thyme are predominant, are in the garig. A fifth of the territory of Monaco is occupied by gardens and parks. There are plantings of olives, figs, pomegranates, almonds, pistachios, persimmons. Grow bananas, oranges, lemons, tangerines. Japanese medlar and camphor laurel from Japan, aloe, cacti, agaves from North and South America, eucalyptus from Australia are introduced.

The fauna of Monaco is poor. Of mammals, small rodents, hedgehogs, shrews, bats, including the Mediterranean bat, are found. There are many birds: mountain warriors, spectacled and white-haired, garden oatmeal, sea mockingbird, kingfisher, red-necked goat, lark, black-pinto and black-bellied kamenka, blackbirds, etc. Among the reptiles, the steppe gecko, lizards are chalcid and sand, snake, esculapova etc., from amphibians – a tree frog and a green toad. There are many insects in Monaco, including butterflies. In the coastal zone of the Mediterranean Sea there are dolphins and a small number of commercial fish species (sardine, anchovy, flounder, mackerel, mullet, catfish), spiny lobsters, mussels.

Monaco. History and culture of Monaco
The history of Monaco is largely the story of the Grimaldi family, which owns these lands. In 1918, an agreement was concluded between Monaco and France, according to which, after…

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Rolls-Royce Land (part 1)
In Monaco, the powers that be are twisting novels, losing crazy amounts in casinos, and indulging in other pleasures of life ... Thoughts free and involuntary The yachts on the…

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Rolls-Royce Land (part 3)
They collected everything from painting to nautical charts, from historical archives to skeletons of extinct animals. Prince Rainier III is a passionate lover of antique cars: his collection of more…

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Court of Honor
The Honorary Courtyard is considered the former central part of the 13th century fortress. He took on his true architectural appearance during the reign of Honor II. His successor, Prince…

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