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Country name
Republic of San Marino
conventional long form
conventional short form:San Marino
long form :Repubblica di San Marino
local short form: San Marino


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Population: 24,714 (July 1997 est.) Military branches: Voluntary Military Force, Police Force
Government type: republic
National capital: San Marino
Administrative divisions: 9 municipalities (castelli, singular - castello); Acquaviva, Borgo Maggiore, Chiesanuova, Domagnano, Faetano, Fiorentino, Monte Giardino, San Marino, Serravalle

Independence: 301 AD (by tradition)

National holiday: Anniversary of the Foundation of the Republic, 3 September Constitution: 8 October 1600; electoral law of 1926 serves some of the functions of a constitution
Legal system: based on civil law system with Italian law influences; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
Currency: 1 Italian lire (Lit) = 100 centesimi;
note - also mints its own coins
Exchange rates: Italian lire (Lit) per US$1 - 1,568.1 (January 1997), 1,542.9 (1996)

Location:          Southern Europe, an enclave in central Italy
Geographic coordinates:      43 46 N, 12 25 E
Area:             total: 60 sq km     
Land boundaries:     total: 39 km   border countries: Italy 39 km
Coastline:         0 km (landlocked)
Maritime claims:     none (landlocked)
Climate:     Mediterranean; mild to cool winters; warm, sunny summers
Terrain:     rugged mountains
Elevation extremes:  lowest point: Fiume Ausa 55 m
highest point: Monte Titano 749 m
Geography    landlocked; smallest independent state in Europe after
                       the Holy See and Monaco; dominated by the Apennines


Municipalities Zip Code Municipalities Zip Code
San Marino Cittą 47890 Domagnano 47895
Dogana 47891 Faetano 47896
Acquaviva 47892 Fiorentino 47897
Borgo Maggiore 47893 Montegiardino 47898
Chiesanuova 47894 Serravalle 47899