Monaco grows a bit bigger

One of the world’s smallest countries isn’t going to be so small anymore. Monaco is one of the smallest countries in the world, with a size of about 2 sq km (0.75 sq mi). The country is looking into reclaiming land from the sea. A project is being launched where 14 acres (0.06 sq km) of land will be added by the year 2024. That’s a 3% increase in size, so maybe Monaco will still be quite small. :-)

According to the CIA World Factbook, Monaco is the country in the world with the highest life expectancy of 89.68 years.  It is also one of the most densely populated countries in the world with about 15,000 people living per square kilometer. A person from Monaco is called a Monegasque or a Monacan.