At the foot
of the cliff, lies the busy, almost square-shaped, harbor which was constructed
between 1901 and 1926. Large numbers of yachts moor here, including
from time to time the Prince's own private vessel.
an area of 485 acres, of which nearly 100 were added by recovery from
within the last twenty years. Monaco lies on
coastal strip, which rises vertically upwards necessitating streets
that are elevators and roads that climb by switchbacks.