ISO 3166-2 Newsletter II-3 is dated 2011-12-15. It assigns codes to seventeen quarters of Monaco.
A new area called Le Portier is under development. It will become the eleventh secteur, if completed.
FIPS PUB 10-4 is the U.S. Federal standard for administrative divisions of countries. Change 3 to FIPS PUB 10-4 is dated May 17, 1999. One of the changes was to drop the list of divisions for Monaco. FIPS has concluded, as I did, that the quartiers don't count as primary administrative divisions. I am disinclined to report subdivisions for a country whose total area is 2.02 km.².
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Monaco has been independent for the entire 20th century.
Italian monaco: monk; or from Greek monoikos: one house
Monaco has one commune, which is coextensive with the country.
Monaco uses five-digit postal codes from the French system. They always begin with "980". Monégasque addresses can be identified by prefixing the postal codes with "MC-".
According to source , the commune of Monaco is subdivided into four quartiers (districts, quarters, or neighborhoods), which are further subdivided into ten secteurs (sectors or wards). The quartiers are Fontvieille, La Condamine, Monaco-Ville, and Monte-Carlo. Fontvieille is the newest one, occupying land reclaimed from the sea between 1964 and 1973. In various sources, Moneghetti, Larvotto, Saint Roman, and other areas are also called quartiers. It appears that the term quartier is used rather loosely in Monaco.
The new ISO standard (2011-12) lists the following quarters. It attributes the list to the Direction des Communications Électroniques, Principauté de Monaco.
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Until 1999, the FIPS standard included codes for three quartiers of Monaco: La Condamine (
MN02), and Monte-Carlo (
Monaco borders only one other country: France. It escapes being an enclave only because of its seacoast.
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