Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Monaco instead of Svalbard, you would:

Geography

see 99.9% less coastline


Svalbard has a total of 3,587 km of coastline. In Monaco, that number is 4 km.

Monaco: At a glance

Monaco is a sovereign country in Europe, with a total land area of approximately 2 sq km. The Genoese built a fortress on the site of present day Monaco in 1215. The current ruling GRIMALDI family first seized temporary control in 1297, and again in 1331, but were not able to permanently secure their holding until 1419. Economic development was spurred in the late 19th century with a railroad linkup to France and the opening of a casino. Since then, the principality's mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center.

How big is Monaco compared to Svalbard? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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