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A virtual travel guide to San Marino. This page aims to give you a broad overview of Sammarinese art, culture, people, environment, geography, history, economy and government.
Beside a country profile this page contains links to sources that will provide you with in-depth information about this tiny South European nation, e.g.: official web sites of San Marino, addresses of Sammarinese and foreign embassies, city- and country guides with travel and tourism information on accommodation, tourist attractions, events and more like weather information, maps, statistics and local newspapers from San Marino.

San Marino - La Cesta

Republic of San Marino | Repubblica di San Marino

Country Profile

Flag of San Marino
Flag of 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.

border countries: Italy
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Official Name:
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-Mar-3  21:19

Country Calling Code: +378

Capital City: San Marino (pop. 4 500)

Other Cities: Serravalle (largest city), Borgo Maggiore, Domagnano.

Type: Republic.
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 kmĀ² (24 sq. mi.)
Terrain: Rugged mountains.

Climate: Mediterranean; mild to cool winters; warm, sunny summers.

Nationality: Sammarinese.
Population: 32,000 (2012)
Ethnic groups: Sammarinese, Italian.
Religion: Roman Catholic
Languages: Italian
Literacy: 96%

Natural resources: building stone

Agriculture products: Wheat, grapes, corn, olives; cattle, pigs, horses, beef, cheese, hides

Industries: Tourism, banking, textiles, electronics, ceramics, cement, wine

Exports: trade data are included with the statistics for Italy

Import: trade data are included with the statistics for Italy

Currency: Euro (EUR)

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Official Sites of San Marino

Consiglio Grande e Generale della Repubblica di San Marino
Sammarinese parliament site (in Italian)

Segreteria di Stato per gli Affari Esteri e Politici
Secretary of State for Foreign and Political Affairs.

Diplomatic Missions
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 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.



La Tribuna Sammarinese
San Marino daily news for subscribers (in Italian)

San Marino RTV
With news from Italy and San Marino (in Italian)


Arts & Culture

Archivio 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
Allegro Vivo promotes musical culture and artistic activities in general in San Marino and abroad.


Business & Economy

Banca Centrale della Rep. San Marino
Central Bank of San Marino.

Pagine Gialle di San Marino
San Marino Yellow Pages (in Italian)

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.

Travel and Tour Consumer Information


Università degli Studi
San Marino University.


Centro 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)


History of San Marino
Entry of Wikipedia.
History of Republic of San Marino
Informative site about San Marino's history.

Additional Information on San Marino

BBC News Country Profile: San Marino
Governments on the WWW: San Marino
Open Directory Project: San Marino
Wikipedia: San Marino
The World Factbook -- San Marino

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