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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

San Marino

Photo: View from a San Marino hill
San Marino City enjoys outstanding views of Italy, which surrounds the tiny republic.
Photograph by Shaun Egan/Getty Images


Mount Titano

Guaita (First Tower)

Guaita (First Tower)



Guaita (First Tower)

Guaita (First Tower)

Cesta (Second Tower)



Cesta (Second Tower)

Cesta (Second Tower)

Cesta (Second Tower)



Montale (Third Tower)

Montale (Third Tower)

Sunset 


Panorama of San Marino

Public Palace

Republic Statue



Piazza della Libertà

The Gate of St. Francis

Flag of San Marino



Guardians of the Rock

San Marino view

Guaita (First Tower)



Titano by night

Guaita (First Tower)

Cannons (San Marino)


Guaita (First Tower)

Public Palace

Piazza della Libertà



Council Hall

Basilica of the Saint

Fast Facts

Population:
30,000
Capital:
San Marino; 5,000
Area:
61 square kilometers (24 square miles)
Language:
Italian
Religion:
Roman Catholic
Currency:
Euro
Life Expectancy:
81
GDP per Capita:
U.S. $34,600
Literacy Percent:
96
Flag: San Marino
Map: San Marino
Originally a medieval city-state, the world's oldest republic perches atop a mountain in north-central Italy. San Marino takes pride in its finely minted coins, ceremonial guard, and postage stamps. Well-preserved castles and sweeping vistas of the Adriatic coast enchant 3.5 million visitors a year.
ECONOMY
  • Industry: Tourism, banking, textiles, electronics
  • Agriculture: Wheat, grapes, corn, olives; cattle
  • Exports: Building stone, lime, wood, chestnuts, wheat, wine, baked goods, hides, ceramics
—Text From National Geographic Atlas of the World, Eighth Edition

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