Monaco Military

Monaco is a small sovereign city-state located in Western Europe, situated on the French Riviera. It has a population of around 38,000 people and the official language is French. The majority of the population are Roman Catholics, with some other religious denominations also present.

The military of Monaco consists of two branches; Army and Gendarmerie. The total active personnel in the military are around 200 people. The Army has around 80 personnel with a focus on ground operations and border protection. It also has a small Gendarmerie with 120 personnel for law enforcement operations within Monaco’s borders as well as four helicopters for air support operations.

Monaco is not a member of any international military or defense organization but does maintain close ties with other countries in the region such as France and Italy. See naturegnosis to learn more about the country of Monaco.


France (2009) is responsible for Monaco’s defense. To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that MCO stands for Monaco. The Prinsgardet, Compagnie des Carabiniers du Prince, was founded in 1817 and consists of 100 men for ceremonial duties.

Monaco Army

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