Most Serene Republic of San Marino
Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino
Political Status: Independent republic dating from the early Middle Ages; under multiparty parliamentary regime.
Area: 23.6 sq. mi. (61 sq. km.).
Population: 30, 368 (2006C), of whom 26, 432 were listed as native Sammarinese; 31, 700 (2010E), not including some 13, 000 Sammarinese residents abroad.
Major Urban Center (2005E): SAN MARINO (4, 800).
Official Language: Italian.
Monetary Unit: Euro (market rate November 1, 2010: 1 euro = $1.38US).
Captains Regent: Giovanni Francesco UGOLINI (San Marino Christian Democratic Party) and Andrea ZAFFERANI (Popular Alliance); elected in September 2010 by the Grand and General Council and inaugurated on October 1 for a six-month term (captains regent are elected every six months).
An enclave within the Italian province of Emilia-Romagna, San Marino is the world’s ...