San Marino

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Introduction

« Welcome to the ancient Land of liberty »: reads a plate at the entrance of the Republic of San Marino, the oldest Republic of the world and the smallest State in Europe.

 

Capital

Città di San Marino (4.361 in 2009)

Surface

61 km²

Population

31.373 in 2009

Density

481/km²

Currency

Euro

Time zone

UTC +1

Language

Italian

Religion

Catholic

Entry requirements

Neither passport nor visa is required for European citizens of the Member States. A valid identity card is sufficient. Most of European driving licenses are accepted.

Travelling with pets

Small sized pets like cats, dogs and ferrets must travel with animal passport (in force since 2004) and have an identification microchip or tattoo. Also, they must be vaccinated against rabies.

Health and safety

Both private and public health structures are very good. No vaccination is required. General safety is good, there are no danger zones.

Climate

San Marino is characterised by a temperate Mediterranean climate, with very hot summers and not too cold winters.

Form of government

Parliamentary republic.

Economy

The main activities of the Republic are manufacture, mechanics, transports, services, building, bank system, finance, pottery and telecommunications. The main agricultural products are fruit, vegetables, wine and cheese.

Electricity

Voltage: 220 V, frequency 50 Hz. It is advisable to bring a plug adapter.

Posts, banks and telephone

Post offices are open Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 18 pm, Saturday until 12.30 pm. Banks are open from 8.30 am to 13.20 pm and from 14.45 to 15.55 pm Monday to Friday.
Mobile phone coverage is very good.
Country code: 00378
Useful numbers:
Emergency: 112
Ambulance: 118