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
- 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.
- It is the fifth smallest country in the world with only 33,559 people living in it
- It was the first country in the world to establish a regular postage service
- It has two languages they speak Italian and Romagnol
- It is considered to have the oldest surviving national constitution in the world, it was drafted in 1600
- There are no universities in San Marino
- Despite its small population it is one of the densest populated countries in Europe
- There are more vehicles than people in San Marino (and the only country in the world to claim this)
- It is one of the least visited countries in Europe, so put it on your list
- 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