San Marino Cities with Hotels
San Marino, republic in southern Europe, an
enclave in northern Italy, south of the city of Rimini. With a total area of
only 61 sq km (24 sq mi), San Marino is one of the smallest republics in the world.
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Land and Population
Located in the central Apennines, east of
San Marino has a terrain dominated by the three-peaked Mount Titano (739
m/2424 ft). The country is watered by several streams, including the Ausa,
Marano, and San Marino. The climate is mild with an average annual
precipitation of 686 mm (27 in). The population of San Marino (1989
estimate) was 22,900. The people speak Italian, use Italian currency, and
are mostly Roman Catholic. The capital is San Marino (population, 1990
estimate, 4185), which is located on the slopes of Mount Titano. Other
population centers include Borgo Maggiore, on the mountain's lower slope,
Economy and Government
The economy of San Marino is based on agriculture, but light
industry is of growing importance. In the late 1980s annual government
revenue and expenditure were balanced at about $183 million. Wheat, barley,
maize, olives, wine, and livestock and dairy products dominate agricultural
output. Some building stone is quarried. Manufactures include textiles,
cement, leather goods, synthetic rubber products, and ceramics. Other
important sources of income are tourism and the sale of postage stamps. San
Marino is governed by the Great and General Council, a legislative body of
60 members, elected by universal suffrage for a term of five years. Two
members of the council, called captains-regent, are elected for six months
to preside over the country's executive body, the Congress of State.
According to tradition, San Marino was founded in AD 301 by a
Christian stonecutter, Marinus, who sought refuge on Mount Titano from
religious persecution. The commune that developed maintained its
sovereignty, despite repeated incursions by neighboring rulers of Rimini,
and in 1291 Pope Nicholas IV recognized San Marino's independence. The
governing laws of the republic were promulgated during the Middle Ages. San
Marino has had a treaty of friendship (revised several times) with Italy
since 1862. From 1945 to 1957 the republic was ruled by a coalition of
Communists and Socialists. In 1957 the Christian Democratic Party, aided by
Communist dissidents, took control of the government. In 1978 a coalition
led by Communists again came to power. The 1983 election left control in
leftist hands, but in July 1986 a new Christian Democrat-Communist coalition
was formed. In March 1992 the Christian Democrats formed a coalition
government with the Socialists, a status which continued after the May 1993
general election. San Marino became a member of the United Nations in 1992.
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