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    San Marino Geography 2001

      Location: Southern Europe, an enclave in central Italy

      Geographic coordinates: 43 46 N, 12 25 E

      Map references: Europe

      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: 17%
      permanent crops: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      forests and woodland: 0%
      other: 83% (1993 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 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of San Marino Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about San Marino Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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