San Marino - one of the smallest countries in the world (25 photos)

San Marino is one of the smallest countries in the world and the oldest state in Europe. It is surrounded by the territory of Italy, 80% of San Marino up rock formations and on an area 60.6 square kilometers is home to only 32,000 people.

According to legend, in 301 AD, a Christian saint from the island of Rab in the Adriatic Sea (present-day Croatia), a stonemason named Marin took refuge on top of Mount Titano.

Therefore, formally San Marino is considered an independent state in September 301 years. In fact, on the independence can only speak from the 16th century, when Italy was divided into many independent territories.

The area of ​​the state is only 60.57 square meters. km. The country is located at an altitude of 738 m above sea level in the south-western slope of the mountain massif of Monte Titano. Photo: Government Palace:

In San Marino, very low taxes, so many seek local citizenship. But to make it extremely difficult and at best 15 years of married life with San Mari.


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