Where in the World: San Marino

Following on from me naming and managing to place a large amount of Western Europe in the right place, I got 2 wrong, one was Vatican City and the other was San Marino.

According to my wordpress stats neither has visited me, but I am unsure, whether they are included within Italy. If so the Pope could be an avid reader of my blog.

I decided to go for San Marino, because I was fairly sure most people have heard of the Vatican City. Lets find out what we know about this tiny country

  1. It is only 1 of 3 countries in the world which is classed as an Enclave, meaning it is surrounded completely by one other country. The Vatican City is another, which is South of San Marino.
  2. It is the fifth smallest country in the world with only 33,559 people living in it
  3. It was the first country in the world to establish a regular postage service
  4. It has two languages they speak Italian and Romagnol
  5. It is considered to have the oldest surviving national constitution in the world, it was drafted in 1600
  6. There are no universities in San Marino
  7. Despite its small population it is one of the densest populated countries in Europe
  8. There are more vehicles than people in San Marino (and the only country in the world to claim this)
  9. It is one of the least visited countries in Europe, so put it on your list
  10. Since we are Europe, lets have a look at one of San Marino’s Eurovision entries

Fingers crossed I get them the right way round next time, otherwise I am doing a post on the Vatican City

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2 Responses to Where in the World: San Marino

  1. Carol anne says:

    Interesting facts about this country! I didnt know it even existed!

    Liked by 1 person

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