Category: San Marino

San Marino (Repubblica di San Marino) or San Marino is the third smallest independent state in Europe (61 km²), after the Vatican and Monaco, and which claims to be the oldest republic in the world. According to tradition, it was founded by a Christian mason named Marinus in the year 301 of the Christian Era. Its foreign policy is aligned with that of Italy, although it is not a member of the European Union. It is located in the interior of the Italic Peninsula, as an enclave. There are 33.8 thousand residents (2018). The highest point is Mount Titano, at 755 m. The capital is San Marino.