La Condamine

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For the French academician, geographer and mathematician, see Charles Marie de La Condamine.
La Condamine
Quarter and Ward of Monaco
La Condamine is located directly ahead. On the right is the smaller Fontvieille harbor. To left with the high rise buildings is Monte Carlo.
La Condamine is located directly ahead. On the right is the smaller Fontvieille harbor. To left with the high rise buildings is Monte Carlo.
Location in Monaco
Location in Monaco
La Condamine is located in France
La Condamine
La Condamine
Location in relation to France
Coordinates: 43°44′4″N 7°25′15″E / 43.73444°N 7.42083°E / 43.73444; 7.42083Coordinates: 43°44′4″N 7°25′15″E / 43.73444°N 7.42083°E / 43.73444; 7.42083
Country  Monaco
Area
 • Land 0.237283 km2 (0.091615 sq mi)
Population (2008)
 • Total 11,946

La Condamine is the second oldest district in Monaco, after Monaco-Ville. It is known for its distinctive wide harbor and moored expensive yachts.

Geography[edit]

Location in Monaco[edit]

By broad definition, it is one of the four traditional quartiers. However, it is more specifically one of the ten modern "Wards of Monaco", its traditional area also including the modern Wards of Moneghetti, Les Revoires, and La Colle.

History and features[edit]

The name comes from the Middle Ages and means the cultivable land at the foot of a village or castle. Today the port of Monaco and a thriving business district of 0.02 sq mi or 0.052 km2 are located in La Condamine. After a recent expansion of Port Hercule La Condamine has been expanded by 0.02 sq mi or 0.052 km2 which was completed in 2010.

The Monaco Grand Prix on the Circuit de Monaco starts in La Condamine on the Boulevard Albert 1er and enters Monte Carlo before returning to the district.

The municipal Princess Antoinette Park, named for Princess Antoinette of Monaco is located in the La Condamine ward.[1]

The yacht belonging to the Prince of Monaco is usually berthed in La Condamine's large harbour, Port Hercules.

A municipal sports complex in La Condamine, the Rainier III Nautical Stadium consists of a heated saltwater Olympic-size swimming pool, diving boards, and a slide.[1] The pool is converted into an ice rink from December to March.[1]

Monaco's only railway station, the Gare de Monaco-Monte-Carlo is located in La Condamine.[2]

Gallery[edit]

La Condamine


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Princess Antoinette Park". Visit Monaco - Princess Antoinette Park. Visit Monaco. Retrieved 25 May 2013. 
  2. ^ (French) History of Monaco station from the official site

External links[edit]

Media related to La Condamine at Wikimedia Commons