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    San Marino Geography - 2002

      Location Southern Europe, an enclave in central Italy

      Geographic coordinates 43 46 N, 12 25 E

      Map references Europe

      total: 61.2 sq km
      water: 0 sq km
      land: 61.2 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: 17%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 83% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards NA

      Environment - current issues NA

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Nuclear Test Ban
      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 regarding San Marino on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of San Marino Geography 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about San Marino Geography 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

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