The Principality of Monaco is the second smallest and the most densely populated country in the world - it has an area of 1.98 km2 and a population of 36 371, and is situated about 16 km from Italy. Monaco is a principality governed under a form of constitutional monarchy, with Prince Albert II as head of state. The House of Grimaldi have ruled Monaco, with brief interruptions, since 1297.
The postcard says 'Monte Carlo', which is the most popular of the ten wards Monaco is divided into; but it actually shows Monaco-Ville or simply Le Rocher (The Rock), as it is situated on a rocky promontory into the Mediterranean Sea. It's where you'd find the Prince's Palace.
A funny thing to be said! I have one other written & stamped card of Monaco, sent to me by my sis who was there 5 years ago. And its exactly the same card..! I should have posted it here heh, now i don't have to. The Europa stamp and the cancellations are GREAT, thanks so much Marta :)