Republic of San Marino
Area: 24 sq mi (61 km2) – Population: 34,0170 (est. 2021)
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San Marino Flag
San Marino, which capital has the same name, is located app. 80 mi (129 km) south east of Bologna and 146 mi ( 236 km) due east of Florence.
It is a microstate embedded within Italy and is an independent republic which is governed by a unicameral “Grand and General Council” of 60 members, who elects a Congress of State, a council of 10 elected by and among the members of the Grand and General Council, and 2 captains regents, who are elected by the Grand and General Council for a term of 6 months.
The elections take place on April 1 and October 1 of each year, a tradition that dates back to the 13th century.
San Marino gained independence from the Roman empire in ca. 300 and established its constitution around 1600.
The main political parties are the Repubblica Futura (Future Republic), Civica 10 (Civic 10), the Partito Democratico Cristiano (Christian Democratic Party).
San Marino is considered to be a tax haven and its principal economy is driven by banking, agriculture products, wine and collectible stamps. The per-capita GDP puts San Marino 20th in the world with over $59,000 per person (2020 est.) *1).
The Vistas and Landscaping are breathtaking and visiting SanMarino is a unique experience setting you back to the 15th century.
San Marino Map
San Marino City
Ara dei Volontari
San Marino Castle