San Marino is the third-smallest state in Europe (61 square kilometers) and is a landlocked country completely surrounded by Italy. The population of 30,167 (as of July 2009) is primarily Sammarinese (native of San Marino) and Italian. Roman Catholicism is the dominant religion. Italian is the national language, and San Marino is heavily influenced by political, social, and cultural trends in Italy. Citizens of San Marino enjoy a high standard of living, with a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $41,900 (16th highest in the world) and life expectancies of 77.4 years for men (highest in the world) and 84.5 years for women. Literacy is almost universal at 95 percent for women and 97 percent for men.

Women have legal equality in San Marino. Women age 15 ...

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