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INSEE, France’s statistical office, has published the latest available figures for population changes across the nation, although these apply to January 1, 2015.
There are now more than 66 million people living in France, with an annual growth rate averaging 0.5 percent. Interestingly, the south and west of the country seem to have lost their attraction for newcomers, with only small increases in population.
Nevertheless, the number of people calling the Region Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (formerly known as PACA) home has passed the five million mark for the first time. For the whole of the country, the principal reason for the increase in population is immigration, rather than a surplus of births over deaths.
INSEE is preparing population estimates as of January 1, 2018, which will be published on January 16.
Closer to home, Monaco’s 2016 Census revealed earlier this year that the resident population of Monaco has grown 5.5 percent to reach 37,308. With a total of 139 different nationalities identified, Russians saw the highest increase in residency, now numbered at 749, since the last census in 2008.
A second person has died from Covid-19 in Monaco. Meanwhile, the Principality’s Minister of State has fully recovered from the virus.
Now more than ever, health is at the forefront of everyone’s minds. On 7th April, we have an opportunity to thank the nurses and midwives of the Principality during World Health Day 2020.
Monaco’s support workers caring for the most vulnerable in the community are making heroic efforts to maintain vital ties to the elderly and disabled, whilst trying to remain safe themselves during the crisis.
Since confinement began on 18th March, the Monaco police force has made 11,000 traffic checks on drivers entering the Principality.
Japanese whisky was the topic for an unusual event hosted by the Monte-Carlo Whisky Society on Thursday evening.
Anita and Dario Di Sotto had selected the Japanese Garden as the venue, and it was in the perfectly-suited surroundings of the iconic garden that Keita Minari of Beam Suntory introduced a selection of six fine Japanese whiskeys to appreciative members.The star of the evening was an 18 year-old single malt from the Yamazaki distillery, Japan’s first distillery that first opened in 1923. However, the quality of all six whiskeys was exceptional, everyone agreed. In fact, Japanese whiskeys are becoming so popular that there’s a problem of supply, Mr Minari said. Sushi was served by Fairmont Monte Carlo.