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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 the European Union, although it is not a member; social and political trends in the republic track closely with those of its larger neighbor, Italy.


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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

Administrative divisions
9 municipalities (castelli, singular - castello); Acquaviva, Borgo Maggiore, Chiesanuova, Domagnano, Faetano, Fiorentino, Montegiardino, San Marino Citta, Serravalle

Independence
3 September 301

National holiday
Founding of the Republic, 3 September (A.D. 301)

Constitution
8 October 1600; electoral law of 1926 serves some of the functions of a constitution

Legal system
Civil law system with Italian civil law influences

International law organization participation
Has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction

Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Executive branch
Chief of state
Co-chiefs of State Captain Regent Maurizio RATTINI and Captain Regent Italo RIGHI (for the period 1 April-1 October 2012)
Head of government
Secretary of State for Foreign and Political Affairs Antonella MULARONI (since 3 December 2008)
Cabinet
Congress of State elected by the Great and General Council for a five-year term
Elections
Co-chiefs of state (captains regent) elected by the Grand and General Council for a six-month term; election last held in March 2012 (next to be held in September 2012); secretary of state for foreign and political affairs elected by the Grand and General Council for a five-year term; election last held on 9 November 2008 (next to be held by 2013)
Election results
Maurizio RATTINI and Italo RIGHI elected captains regent; percent of legislative vote - NA; Antonella MULARONI elected secretary of state for foreign and political affairs; percent of legislative vote - NA
Note
The popularly elected parliament (Grand and General Council) selects two of its members to serve as the Captains Regent (co-chiefs of state) for a six-month period; they preside over meetings of the Grand and General Council and its cabinet (Congress of State), which has 10 other members, all are selected by the Grand and General Council; assisting the captains regent are 10 secretaries of state; the secretary of state for Foreign Affairs has assumed some prime ministerial roles

Legislative branch
Unicameral Grand and General Council or Consiglio Grande e Generale (60 seats; members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
Elections
Last held on 9 November 2008 (next to be held by June 2013)
Election results
Percent of vote by party - Pact for San Marino coalition 54.2% (PDCS 31.9%, AP 11.5%, Freedom List 6.3%, San Marino Union of Moderates 4.2%, other 0.3%), Reforms and Freedom coalition 45.8% (Party of Socialists and Democrats 32%, United Left 8.6%, Democrats of the Center 4.9%, 0.3%); seats by party - Pact for San Marino coalition 35 (PDCS 22, AP 7, the Freedom List 4, San Marino Union of Moderates 2), Reforms and Freedom coalition 25 (Party of Socialists and Democrats 18, United Left 5, Democrats of the Center 2)

Judicial branch
Council of Twelve or Consiglio dei XII

Political parties and leaders
Christian Democrats or PDCS [Marco GATTI]; Communist Refoundation or RC [Ivan FOSHI]; Democrats of the Center or DdC [Giovanni LONFERNINI]; Freedom List (including NPS and We Sammarinesi) or NS [Gabriele GATTEI]; New Socialist Party or NPS [Augusto CASALI]; Party of Socialists and Democrats or PDS [Paride ANDREOLI]; Popular Alliance or AP [Carlo FRANCIOSI]; Union of Moderates (including National Alliance or ANS [Glauco SANSOVINI] and San Marino Populars or POP [Romeo MORRI and Angela VENTURINI]; United Left or SU [Alessandro ROSSI]

Political pressure groups and leaders
NA

International organization participation
CE, FAO, IBRD, ICAO, ICRM, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM (observer), IPU, ITU, ITUC, LAIA (observer), OPCW, OSCE, Schengen Convention (de facto member), UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, Union Latina, UNWTO, UPU, WHO, WIPO

Diplomatic representation in the us
Chief of mission Ambassador Paolo RONDELLI
Chancery
888 27th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC 20006
Telephone 202-337-2260

Diplomatic representation from the us
The US does not have an embassy in San Marino; the ambassador to Italy is accredited to San Marino

Flag description
Two equal horizontal bands of white (top) and light blue with the national coat of arms superimposed in the center; the main colors derive from the shield of the coat of arms, which features three white towers on three peaks on a blue field; the towers represent three castles built on San Marino's highest feature Mount Titano: Guaita, Cesta, and Montale; the coat of arms is flanked by a wreath, below a crown and above a scroll bearing the word LIBERTAS (Liberty); the white and blue colors are also said to stand for peace and liberty respectively

National symbol(s)
Three peaks each displaying a tower

National anthem
Name
"Inno Nazionale della Repubblica" (National Anthem of the Republic)
Lyrics/music None/Federico CONSOLO
Note
Adopted 1894; the music for the lyric-less anthem is based on a 10th century chorale piece


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