Flag of San Marino

San Marino

San Marino is a tiny state in Europe (3rd smallest after Vatican City and Monaco) which also claims to be the world's oldest republic. According to tradition, it was founded by a Christian stonemason named Marinus in 301 A.D. San Marino's foreign policy is aligned with that of Italy which completely surrounds it. Social and political trends in the republic also track closely with those of its larger neighbour.

Map of San Marino