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San Marino Geography

Geography

With its land area covering only 24 sq miles (61 sq km), San Marino is one of the smallest countries in Europe after Vatican and Monaco.

Landlocked and completely surrounded by Italy, the country is in the Appennines Mountains, with most of it on the slopes of Mt. Titano.

At 2,477 feet (755 m) Monte Titano is San Marino's highest point.

Geography San Marino
Location: Southern Europe, an enclave in central Italy

Geographic coordinates:

43 46 N, 12 25 E

Map references:

Europe

Area:

total: 61.2 sq km
land: 61.2 sq km
water: 0 sq km

Area - comparative:

about 0.3 times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:

total: 39 km
border countries: Italy 39 km

Coastline:

0 km (landlocked)

Maritime claims:

none (landlocked)

Climate:

Mediterranean; mild to cool winters; warm, sunny summers

Terrain:

rugged mountains

Elevation extremes:

lowest point: Torrente Ausa 55 m
highest point: Monte Titano 755 m

Natural resources:

building stone

Land use:

arable land: 16.67%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 83.33% (2001)

Irrigated land:

NA sq km

Natural hazards:

NA

Environment - current issues:

NA

Environment - international agreements:

party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification
signed, but not ratified: Air Pollution

Geography - note:

landlocked; smallest independent state in Europe after the Holy See and Monaco; dominated by the Apennines

Note: The information tabled directly above was researched by and provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency

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This page was last updated on August 13, 2015.