San Marino

San Marino is country of Europe located in central Europe.

Details

Official Name:Republic of San Marino
Capital:City of San Marino
Total area:61 km2
GDP per capita:$35,928
Native Language:Italian
Government:Unitary parliamentary constitutional republic
Population:32,576
Major Religion:Roman Catholicism
Monetary Unit:Euro (EUR)

San Marino, officially the Republic of San Marino and also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino, is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. Its size is just over 61 km2 (24 sq mi) with an estimated population of over 30,000. Its capital is the City of San Marino. San Marino has the smallest population of all the members of the Council of Europe.

Economy

Although San Marino is not a European Union member, it is allowed to use the euro as its currency by arrangement with the Council of the European Union; it is also granted the right to use its own designs on the national side of the euro coins.

Key industries are banking, electronics, and ceramics. The main agricultural products are wine and cheese.

San Marino's postage stamps, which are valid for mail only within the country, are mostly sold to philatelists and are a source of income. San Marino is a member of the Small European Postal Administration Cooperation.