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    San Marino Geography 2000

      Location: Southern Europe, an enclave in central Italy

      Geographic coordinates: 43 46 N, 12 25 E

      Map references: Europe

      total: 60.5 sq km
      land: 60.5 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 749 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

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