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Here are some interesting facts about San Marino - Category: Introduction - Background: The third smallest state in Europe (after the Holy See and Monaco), San Marino also claims to be the world's oldest republic. According to tradition, it was founded by a Christian stonemason named Marinus in A.D. 301. San Marino's foreign policy is aligned with that of Italy; social and political trends in the republic also track closely with those of its larger neighbor.

Category: Government - Diplomatic representation from the US: the US does not have an embassy in San Marino; the ambassador to Italy is accredited to San Marino

Category: People - Nationality: noun: Sammarinese (singular and plural); adjective: Sammarinese

Category: Economy - Industries: tourism, banking, textiles, electronics, ceramics, cement, wine

Category: Geography - Elevation extremes (m): lowest point: Torrente Ausa 55 m; highest point: Monte Titano 755 m

Category: Transportation - Roadways (km): total: 292 km; paved: 292 km (2006)

Category: Communications - Internet users: 15,400 (2006)

Category: Military - Military expenditures (% of GDP): NA

Category: Transnational Issues - Disputes - international: none

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  1. Geography - Geographic coordinates: 43 46 N, 12 25 E

  2. Economy - Agriculture - products: wheat, grapes, corn, olives; cattle, pigs, horses, beef, cheese, hides

  3. Government - Political parties and leaders: Communist Refoundation or RC [Ivan FOSHI]; Ideas in Movement or IM [Alessandro ROSSI]; National Alliance or AN [Glauco SANSOVINI]; New Socialist Party [Augusto CASALI]; Party of Socialists and Democrats [Claudio FELICI]; San Marino Christian Democratic Party or PDCS [Pier Marino MENICUCCI]; San Marino Popular Alliance of Democrats or AP [Roberto GIORGETTI]; San Marino Socialist Party or PSS [Alberto CECCHETTI]; Socialists for Reform or SR [Renzo GIARDI]; United Left

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Source: CIA - The World Factbook