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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.

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

Country Profile

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.


Official Name:
Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino
short form: San Marino
int'l long form: Republic of San Marino

ISO Country Code: sm, smr

Time Zone: Central European Time (CET)
Local Time = UTC +1h (summer +2)
Actual Time: Fri-July-19  08:20

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 km² (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 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 Marino

SM 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 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.

Fortress of Città di San Marino on Mount Titano
The fortress of Città di San Marino on Monte Titano. San Marino Historic Center and Monte Titano official website are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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San Marino news (in Italian).
News from San Marino and Romagna region (in Italian).
San Marino Notizie
More news from San Marino (in Italian).

San Marino RTV
Public TV with news from Italy and San Marino (in Italian)

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Arts & Culture

Biblioteca di Stato
San Marino State Library.

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)
San Marino - La Cesta
La Cesta, one of the Three Towers of San Marino. Image: Radomil
Travel and Tour Consumer Information

Destination San Marino - Travel and Tour Guides

Discover San Marino: Monte Titano, Three Towers of San Marino: Guaita, Cesta, and Montale; Museo di Stato, Palazzo Sums, Chiesa di San Francesco church, San Marino Adventures amusement park, Museo Creature della Notte vampire museum.
Find accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, 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.


Università degli Studi
San Marino University.

Environment & Nature

Segreteria di Stato per il Territorio
The Secretariat of State for land, the environment and international economic cooperation (in Italian).

Territorio e ambiente di San Marino
Government page about San Marino's environment.


History of San Marino
Entry of Wikipedia.

History of Republic of San Marino
Government page about San Marino's history.


Sources and additional Information on San Marino

BBC Country Profile: San Marino

GlobalEDGE: San Marino

OEC: San Marino

Open Directory Project: San Marino

Wikipedia: San Marino

The World Factbook -- San Marino
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