San Marino: A State of Its Own

Sep 30, 2015 728

by Jessica Andrews

Inside Italy's borders are two independent states. One of them, you're sure to know: Vatican City is the smallest internationally-recognized state in the world, measured by both area and population. The other, though, is perhaps less known, even though tourism has become its major industry.

The Republic of San Marino sits at the northwest corner of the Apennine Mountains, wedged between Emilia Romagna and Marche Montefeltro. At 61 square kilometers and with a population of just over 32,000 people, only Vatican City and Monaco are smaller.

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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