Two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and white; the colors are those of the ruling House of Grimaldi and have been in use since 1339, making the flag one of the world's oldest national bannersnote: similar to the flag of Indonesia which is longer and the flag of Poland which is white (top) and red The entrance to the Musee Oceanographie (Oceanographic Musem) in Monaco-Ville.
Inaugurated in 1910 by its founder, Prince Albert I, the museum offers a remarkable collection of marine fauna (stuffed or in skeletal form).
The basement houses a world-famous aquarium, with over 4,000 species of fish.
Monaco is a country on the Western Europe located near the French Riviera.
The country shares borders with France with the other side fronting the Mediterranean Sea.
It is a very small country with an estimated land area of 2.02 kilometers squared.
Its population count is also estimated at a little over 36,000.
That makes Monaco the second smallest country in the world but also one of the most densely populated.
Over 300,000 people travel to Monaco each year, as of 2013.
Monaco follows the constitutional monarchy form of government. Despite being a constitutional monarch, Prince Albert II holds a lot of political power over Monaco.
The late 19th century saw the boom and expansion of Monaco as a country.
This happened alongside the opening of the first casino, which is Monte Carlo.