San Marino is a mountainous microstate surrounded by north-central Italy. Among the world’s oldest republics, it retains much of its historic architecture. On the slopes of Monte Titano sits the capital, also called San Marino, known for its medieval walled old town and narrow cobblestone streets. The Three Towers, castlelike citadels dating to the 11th century, sit atop Titano’s neighboring peaks.
Ethnic Groups: Sammarinese, Italian
Belief Systems: Roman Catholic
Population: 32742 people (World Rank: 220th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 1390 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 22nd) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.958 %/yr (World Rank: 135th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 82 years (World Rank: 10th) (2009 estimate)
Sites for More Information:
Map of San Marino
Map from the University of Texas Library
San Marino - Facts and Information 1
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for San Marino
San Marino - Facts and Information 2
The World Factbook Entry for San Marino
Culture and Tourism:
Traveling to San Marino 1
Travel Guide for
Wikitravel Entry for Samoa
Italian language, alphabet, and pronunciation
Italian Language Games
Embassy of San Marino
in Washington D.C.
Government Websites of San Marino
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger.