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Almost twice as many births took place in Monaco in 2017 as the number of deaths, with 958 births and 490 deaths recorded. Two hundred and fifty-eight births were to Monaco residents, and 700 to non-residents.
The Monaco City Council said that the favourite names for girls were Victoria, Alice, Léa, Sofia, Emma and Giulia, and for boys: Nolan, Ethan, Lucas, Hugo, Lorenzo and Raphael.
A total of 206 weddings were celebrated in the Principality in 2017, compared to 193 in 2016. Concerning the marriage of persons of Monegasque nationality, four marriages united two people of Monegasque nationality, 38 Monegasque men married a foreign woman, and 47 Monegasque women chose a foreign spouse.
The number of divorces fell from 89 in 2016 to 69 in 2017.
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AS Monaco breathed a collective sigh of relief on Tuesday night after the 2-1 away victory in the local derby against Nice.
The win avenges the 4-0 thrashing Monaco received last September, and pushes Monaco into the semi-finals of the French League Cup.
Striker Keita Baldé set up both goals for Monaco, missing star striker Radamel Falcao. Thomas Lemar headed the ball home three minutes into the game and shortly afterwards had a goal disallowed for offside. After Nice equalised in the 18th, Monaco took the lead again in the 38th minute.
Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim pointed out why the win was so important: ”It was important for two reasons: because we have qualified for the semi-finals and it was an objective of ours to go as far as possible in this competition, and because it was a derby and so it was important for our supporters.
"It has not gone well here the last couple of times. Today was hugely satisfying. We used a different approach to get our two goals. It is to be expected that we are stronger with the injured players back. We have a competitive squad to enable us to play every three days."
Lucien Favre, the Nice coach, was clearly disappointed: ”It is hard to swallow because the chance was there for us to go through. We are very disappointed to be eliminated. We will need to pick ourselves up in the league."
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Racing car enthusiasts have until the end of January to view the exceptional Bugatti Chiron, currently displayed at the Prince’s car museum.
The car is named after Monaco motor racing driver Louis Chiron, winner of the 1931 Monaco Grand Prix on a Type 51 Bugatti.
The latest model is a 1,500 horsepower car that claims to be the most powerful, most luxurious and fastest production car in the world (max speed 460 km/h). Equipped with a 16-cylinder engine in W, it goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.4 seconds. It will be produced in a series of just 500 copies, with a price tag in the region of €2.4 million.
The three-month Bugatti car show began will end on March 10 at the Prince of Monaco Car Collection.
Meanwhile, the Monaco Post Office is issuing stamps featuring the Lotus 49, driven by Jim Clark to win the Monaco Grand Prix in 1967. Also featured will be a stamp commemorating the Mercedes-Benz W196, driven by Stirling Moss and Fangio, who was crowned world champion in F1 in 1954 and 1955. The stamps go on sale on February 19.
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Wednesday 1 and Saturday 4 February, 2.30 pm and 4.30 pm, Théâtre des Muses
Performances for children: La fée Sidonie et la magie du voyage (Sidonie the Fairy and the Magic of Travel) by M. André
Information: +377 97 98 10 93