Monaco
Principality of Monaco
August 14
Europe


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GEOGRAPHY

Area 2 sq.km. The second smallest state in the world. On France's south coast.

Population Ann.Gr. Density
2000 33,597 +1.10% 16,799 per sq.
2010 36,867 +0.88% 18,434 per sq.
2025 40,692 +0.55% 20,346 per sq.

Capital Monte Carlo 33,597. Urbanites 100%.

PEOPLES

Monégasque 16%. Speaking Ligurian and French.

French 36%.

Italian 16%.

Other 32%. British 1,400; Swiss 700; Belgian 700; German 600. Many French and Italian daily commuter workers.

Literacy 99%. Official language French.

ECONOMY

A byword, among the very rich, for gambling and as a tax haven, though gambling only generates 5% of the national income. Tourism and light industry are the most important economically. Income/person $25,000 (88% of USA).

POLITICS

Independent city-state with a constitutional monarchy under French protection.

RELIGION

Roman Catholicism is the state religion, but there is freedom of religion though proselytism is strongly discouraged.

Religions Population % Adherents Ann.Gr.
Christian 87.66 29,451 +0.7%
non-Religious 9.94 3,340 +4.7%
Jewish 1.70 571 +1.1%
Muslim 0.50 168 +3.3%
Other 0.20 67 n.a.

Christians Denom. Affil.% ,000 Ann.Gr.
Protestant 3 2.98 1 -0.4%
Independent 2 0.15 0 +4.0%
Anglican 1 0.95 0 -0.6%
Catholic 1 83.34 28 +0.7%
Orthodox 1 0.24 0 -1.2%

Churches MegaBloc Cong. Members Affiliates
Catholic C 6 20,741 28,000
Other denominations [7]   5 357 1,450
Total Christians [8]   11 21,098 29,450

Trans-bloc Groupings pop. % ,000 Ann.Gr.
Evangelical 1.0 0 +1.1%
Charismatic 1.5 1 +1.0%

Missionaries to Monaco
P,I,A 21 in 2 agencies: USA 20.


Challenges for Prayer

1 Monaco is culturally Catholic and among the Monégasque, almost all are Catholic. There are no known Monégasque groups of evangelical believers.

2 The expatriate community is 84% of the population. There are three officially recognized congregations which serve the expatriate community – Anglican, French Reformed and the strongly evangelical English-speaking Monaco Christian Fellowship. Pray that committed believers in all three might impact the whole of society.

3 Christian radio. Trans World Radio's ministry from Monaco is widely respected. Powerful medium- and short-wave transmitters broadcast in 17 European and 3 North African languages. Pray for:

a) Spiritual impact on the materialistic and indifferent cultures of Europe and the resistant and polarized Islamic North Africa.

b) Effective use of modern technology – satellite broadcasting, more powerful transmitters, and the means of funding. TWR broadcasts 3½ hours weekly in French by Astra Satellite to Monaco itself.

c) The network of studios producing programmes for transmission from Monaco to the Muslim world (e.g. GMU and AWM for North Africa) and Europe (German TWR, etc.). The staff needs prayer, as do the listeners.

d) The difficult but key follow-up ministries, which are often the only follow-up links that new believers can enjoy.

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