Republic of San Marino is located in the south of the European Continent, with a population of 32,140, making it the 214th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is San Marino with a total population of 4,493. The country
encompasses 61.2 square kilometers, making it the 229th largest country in total area. It is completely surrounded by Italy.
Co-chiefs of State Captain Regent Teodoro Lonfernini and Captain Regent Denise Gronzetti are recognized as the Chief of
State and achieve that status through the election by the Great and General Council and hold that position for six months
which ends on 1 April 2013. Secretary of State for Foreign and Political Affairs Antonella Mularoni is recognized as the Head
of Government and achieves that status through the Great and General Council and holds that position five years. Its form of
government is a republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 8th of October 1600.
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Italian. It counts among its major religions Roman Catholic. As sources of
mass communication it has 3 FM and 1 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Monte Titano, its highest point at 755 meters, and Torrente Ausa, its lowest point at 0 meters.
Its principal waterways are the San Marino and Morano rivers, which measure 12 kilometers.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are tourism, banking, textiles, electronics,
ceramics, cement and wine. Its official currency is the Euro.
Here’s something you may not know about San Marino. The third smallest state in Europe (after the Holy See and Monaco),
San Marino also claims to be the world's oldest republic. According to tradition, it was founded by a Christian stonemason
named Marino in C.E. 301.
|Monte Titano- San
Marino's highest point
|La Rocca Fortress
looms over San Marino
in early evening
Updated 04 March 2013
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People Living with HIV/AIDS:
|Tradtional San Marino
Italian rye bread
|Traditional San Marino
|La Dogana- the official
entry point into San
Marino from Italy
|San Marino - the
capital and largest city
|Note Storiche Castello
di Serrvalle at Torrente
Ausa- San Marino's
|Falciano Bridge- San
|Strada della Morano-
|Strada Monte Oliva-
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