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A virtual guide to San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino, one of Europe’s five microstates located in Southern Europe, it is a landlocked enclave in north eastern Italy.
Location map of San Marino
The country covers an area of 61 km², making it the third smallest country in Europe, about one fifth the size of Malta, or about one-third the size of Washington, DC. San Marino consists of one small city and smaller settlements clustered around Mount Titano, one of the peaks of the Apennine mountain range.
The republic has a population of 33,100 (in 2016), capital is the city of San Marino. Spoken language is Italian.
Republic of San Marino | Repubblica di San Marino
San Marino an enclave in north-east Italy dominated by the Apennines is the third smallest state in Europe (after the Holy See and Monaco) San Marino claims to be the world's oldest republic, its constitution is dated from Oct. 1600.
According to tradition, it was founded by a Christian stonemason named Marino in 301 A.D. San Marino's foreign policy is aligned with that of Italy. Social and political trends in the republic also track closely with those of its larger neighbor.
Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino
short form: San Marino
int'l long form: Republic of San Marino
ISO Country Code: sm
Time Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Local Time = UTC +1h (summer +2)
Actual Time: Tue-Feb-21 11:10
Country Calling Code: +378
Capital City: San Marino (pop. 4 500)
Other Cities: Serravalle (largest city), Borgo Maggiore, Domagnano.
Constitution: 8 October 1600
Independence: 3 September 301
Founding of the Republic: 3 September 301
Location: Southern Europe, an enclave in north-east Italy.
Area: 61 km² (24 sq. mi.)
Terrain: Rugged mountains.
Climate: Mediterranean; mild to cool winters; warm, sunny summers.
Population: 32,000 (2012)
Ethnic groups: Sammarinese, Italian.
Religion: Roman Catholic
Natural resources: building stones
Agriculture products: Wheat, grapes, corn, olives; cattle, pigs, horses, beef, cheese, hides.
Industries: Tourism, banking, textiles, electronics, ceramics, cement, wine.
Exports - commodities: building stone, lime, wood, chestnuts, wheat, wine, baked goods, hides, ceramic.
Exports - partners: Italy 82.3% (2012 est.)
Imports - commodities: wide variety of consumer manufactures, food, energy.
Imports - partners: Italy 81.8% (2012 est.)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
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Official Sites of San MarinoSM is a parliamentary representative democratic republic. The the two heads of state of San Marino are the Captains Regent, they are elected every six months by the Grand and General Council.
Consiglio Grande e Generale della Repubblica di San Marino
Grand and General Council, the Sammarinese parliament site (in Italian)
Segreteria di Stato per gli Affari Esteri e Politici
Secretary of State for Foreign and Political Affairs.
Diplomatic Representations of San Marino
Address list of San Marino's diplomatic missions abroad.
Diplomatic and Consular Corps in San Marino
Address list of foreign diplomatic missions in San Marino.
Map of San Marino
Political map of San Marino.
Google Earth San Marino
Searchable map and satellite view of San Marino.
Map of Italy
Political map of Italy.
Map of Europe
Political Map of Europe.
Image: Max Ryazanov
NewsLa Tribuna Sammarinese
San Marino daily news for subscribers (in Italian)
San Marino RTV
With news from Italy and San Marino (in Italian)
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Arts & CultureArchivio di Stato
The National Archive.
Museo di Stato
State Museum of San Marino presents archaeological finds, art objects, and much more related to San Marino's history.
Allegro Vivo promotes musical culture and artistic activities in general in San Marino and abroad.
Business & EconomyBanca Centrale della Rep. San Marino
Central Bank of San Marino.
Pagine Gialle di San Marino
San Marino Yellow Pages (in Italian)
Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination San Marino - Travel and Tour Guides
Discover San Marino: accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, tourist boards, tours and much more.
Official tourism website of San Marino.
A San Marino portal web site, with news, events and more tourism information (in Italian).
Welcome to San Marino
Another San Marino guide.
Hotels in San Marino
Find a Hotel in San Marino.
EducationUniversità degli Studi
San Marino University.
Environment & NatureCentro Naturalistico Sammarinese
Sammarinese Center for Nature (in Italian).
La fauna e l'ambiente di San Marino
Site about the fauna of San Marino (in Italian)
HistoryHistory of San Marino
Entry of Wikipedia.
History of Republic of San Marino
Informative site about San Marino's history.
Additional Information on San MarinoBBC News Country Profile: San Marino
Open Directory Project: San Marino
Wikipedia: San Marino
The World Factbook -- San Marino
Other Countries in Southern Europe:
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