Flag of Monaco

Monaco Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesMC, MCO, 492
Official NamePrincipality of Monaco
CapitalMonaco (city-state)
Government TypeConstitutional Monarchy
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Calling Code+377
Member OfUnited Nations, Council of Europe
PopulationApproximately 39,000
Total Area2.02 km²
Highest PointChemin des Révoires on Mont Agel (163 meters, 535 feet)
Lowest PointMediterranean Sea (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 165,420
Life Expectancy89 years
Internet TLD.mc

Monaco National Anthem

Hymne Monégasque (Monégasque Anthem)

Forever, in our hearts,
Our Fatherland will shine.
Forever, in our hearts,
Our Fatherland will shine.
The one who bore the flag,
Through the centuries, divine.
Forever, in our hearts,
Our Fatherland will shine.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

France Flag

History of the Monaco Flag

The national flag of Monaco is one of the world’s oldest national flag designs, with its origins tracing back to the early 14th century. Officially adopted on April 4, 1881, the flag features two horizontal bands of equal size, red on the top and white on the bottom.

The simplicity and elegance of the Monaco flag symbolize the principality’s longstanding tradition and history. The colors red and white have been associated with the Grimaldi family, Monaco’s ruling house, since the 1300s. These colors are said to have been derived from the coat of arms of the Grimaldi family, which features similar colors.

Over the years, the Monaco flag has remained largely unchanged, reflecting the continuity and stability of the principality. The flag’s design is strikingly similar to that of Indonesia, but the dimensions of the two flags are different. Monaco’s flag has a ratio of 4:5, while Indonesia’s flag has a ratio of 2:3.

The flag of Monaco is a symbol of the nation’s sovereignty and its proud heritage as one of the oldest constitutional monarchies in the world. It is a source of national pride and is prominently displayed throughout the principality, especially on national holidays and during events of state. The flag represents not only the history of Monaco but also its present and future as a prosperous and independent nation.