With nearly 140 nationalities concentrated into an area of two square kilometres, Monaco has one of the most cosmopolitan populations on Earth.
Monaco, the second smallest country in the world after the Vatican, is a genuine Tower of Babel. Today, Monegasque residents are drawn from nearly 140 countries. The French, Italians, British, Swiss and Belgians make up the top five groups of foreign nationals in terms of numbers. Foreign residents account for three quarters of the Principality’s total population – there are 38,000 of them, compared with less than 9,000 Monegasque nationals.