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The House of Grimaldi have ruled Monaco, with brief interruptions, since 1297.The state's sovereignty was officially recognized by the Franco-Monegasque Treaty of 1861, with Monaco becoming a full United Nations voting member in 1993.Monaco has an area of 2.02 km a coastline of 3.83 km (2.38 mi), and a width that varies between 1,700 and 349 m (1,859 and 382 yd).The highest point in the country is a narrow pathway named Chemin des Révoires on the slopes of Mont Agel, in the Les Révoires Ward, which is 161 metres (528 feet) above sea level.
In 2014, it was noted about 30% of the population was made up of millionaires, more than in Zürich or Geneva.Through its relationship with France, Monaco uses the euro as its sole currency (prior to this it used the Monégasque franc). It is a member of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).which bears the sense of a people either settled in a "single habitation" or of "living apart" from others.However, the Genoese became engaged in other conflicts, and in the late 1300s Genoa became involved in a conflict with the Crown of Aragon over Corsica.
In 1419, the Grimaldi family purchased Monaco from the Crown of Aragon and became the official and undisputed rulers of "the Rock of Monaco".France did not annex it until the French Revolution, but after the defeat of Napoleon it was put under the care of the Kingdom of Sardinia.