San Marino

 

Geography:
Location: Southern Europe, an enclave in central Italy
Geographic coordinates: 43 46 N, 12 25 E
People:
Population: 32,140 (July 2012 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 16.6% (male 2,821/female 2,474)

15-64 years:  65.4% (male 10,076/female 10,734)

65 years and over: 18% (male 2,537/female 3,175) (2011 est.)

Government:
Country name: conventional long form: Republic of San Marino

conventional short form: San Marino

local long form: Repubblica di San Marino

local short form: San Marino

Government type: republic
Capital: name: San Marino

geographic coordinates: 43 56 N, 12 25 E

time difference: UTC+1 (6 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

daylight saving time: +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October

Communications:
Telephones – main lines in use: 21,700 (2009)
Telephones – mobile cellular: 24,000 (2009)
Transportation:

Roadways:

total: 292 km

paved: 292 km (2006)

Military:
Military branches: no regular military forces; Voluntary Military Force (Corpi Militari Voluntar) performs ceremonial duties and limited police functions (2010)
Military service age and obligation: 16-55 for voluntary service in Voluntary Military Force (2006)

Economy:

The tourist sector contributes over 50% of GDP. In 2006 more than 2.1 million tourists visited San Marino. The key industries are banking, clothing and apparel, electronics, and ceramics. Main agricultural products are wine and cheeses. The per capita level of output and standard of living are comparable to those of the most prosperous regions of Italy, which supplies much of its food.