San Marino

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Overview

San Marino, in full the Most Serene Republic of San Marino (Italian: Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino) is a country situated in the Apennine Mountains within Italy. It is a landlocked enclave, completely surrounded by Italy. It has an estimated population of almost 30,000 and its size is just over 60 km2. Its capital is the City of San Marino. One of the European microstates along with Liechtenstein, Vatican City, Monaco, Andorra, and Malta, San Marino has the smallest population of all the members of the Council of Europe. San Marino is the oldest recorded sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world, having been founded on 3 September 301 by stonecutter Marinus of Rab. The constitution of San Marino, enacted in 1600, is the world's oldest constitution still in effect. Although San Marino is not a European Union member, it is allowed to use the euro as its currency by arrangement with the Council of the European Union; it is also granted the right to use its own designs on the national side of the euro coins. Before the euro, the Sammarinese lira was pegged to, and exchangeable with, the Italian lira. The tourist sector contributes over 50% of San Marino's GDP, with more than 3.3 million tourists visiting in 1997. Other key industries are banking, electronics, and ceramics. The main agricultural products are wine and cheese. San Marino's postage stamps, which are only valid for mail within the country, are mostly sold to philatelists and are a source of income. San Marino is a member of the Small European Postal Administration Cooperation. The per capita level of US$55,449 and standard of living are comparable to those of Switzerland. San Marino imports goods such as food from Italy. The state has a population of approximately 1,000 foreigners, most of whom are Italians. About 5,000 Sammarinese live in foreign countries, predominantly in Italy. The language spoken is Italian; the Emiliano-Romagnolo dialect is widely spoken, too. Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion.

Further information

For further general information see Wikipedia:San Marino.

Education in San Marino

For a general description of education in San Marino see Education:San Marino.


e-learning

For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:San Marino.


Quality procedures

Internet in San Marino

Internet in Education

Copyright law in San Marino

Copyright law in Education

OER Initiatives in San Marino

National OER initiatives

Regional OER initiatives

Institutional OER initiatives

References

Reports


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