Ward of Monaco
Location in Monaco
|• Total||0.329516 km2 (0.127227 sq mi)|
|• Density||10,931/km2 (28,310/sq mi)|
In contrast to the other city districts Monaco-Ville, Monte Carlo and La Condamine, Fontvieille was constructed, after Italian engineer Gianfranco Gilardini's design, almost entirely on artificially reclaimed land and thus represents one of the younger parts of the principality. In order to combat the chronic land shortage in the extremely densely populated principality, the work was begun in 1966 to create new land in the Mediterranean Sea southwest of le rocher. In 1981, the then Crown Prince Albert (since April 6, 2005 Albert II, Prince of Monaco) laid the cornerstone for the new city quarter.
Plans announced in late 2009 to extend Fontvieille by the Department of Urban Development are currently being overseen by Prince Albert. The plan is to build a small 0.05 km² (0.02 sq mi) or 5.3 ha (13 acres) aura on the west side of the rock, currently planned to be finished by 2015.[needs update]
The new area will include 3 to 4 new hotels, corporate businesses, shops and apartments for between 600-800 newcomers.
Despite not being the highest-priced part of Monaco, flats are also very expensive. For example, 65 m² (700 ft²) 1 bedroom apartment with 1 bathroom and 1 car parking space, was offered at €3,200,000 (about $3,514,000 US) in May 2015.
Stade Louis IIEdit
Fontvieille contains Stade Louis II (or Louis II Stadium), which serves as the home ground of AS Monaco FC, a Monaco football club that is one of the most successful in the French national league; the stadium also contains the club's offices and the International University of Monaco (IUM). The ground also hosted the European Super Cup, an annual event pitting the winners of the top UEFA club competitions, the Champions League and Europa League, between 1998 and 2012; it also serves as a venue for track and field, hosting an annual IAAF Diamond League event.
The district also contains the Monaco Heliport, which provides frequent links to Nice Airport in neighboring France, with connections to direct flights to New York, Dubai, London, and other important European destinations.
The Museum of Stamps and Coins contains a display of Monegasque money dating to 1640, which illustrates the postal history of the principality.
- David and Frederick Barclay, English entrepreneurs.
- Ken Bates, English hotelier.
- Björn Borg, Swedish professional tennis player.
- David Coulthard, Scottish racing driver.
- Nicolas Ioannou, Cypriot businessman.
- Firoz Kassam, Tanzanian entrepreneur.
- Ken McCulloch, English hotelier.
- Max Verstappen, Dutch racing driver.
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