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Full country name: Most Serene Republic of San Marino
Area: 61,2 sq km
Population: 31,434
Capital City: City of San Marino
Language: Italian
Religion: 97% Roman Catholic, 3% other
Government: Parliamentary republic
Time Zone: CET (UTC+1), summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Dialing Code: +378
Electricity: 220V, 50Hz
Weights & measures: Metric
Currency: Euro (EUR)

Money & Costs:
Average Yearly Salary:

Budget: 10 EUR
Mid-range: 25 EUR
High: 50 EUR
Budget: 15-25 EUR
Mid-range: 40-80 EUR
High: 100-200 EUR

Geography: San Marino, one of the European microstates, is situated on the eastern side of Apennine Mountains, landlocked by Italy. The country has a rugged terrain and is entirely in the hills. San Marino is the third smallest country in Europe, with only Vatican City and Monaco being smaller.

Climate: San Marino has a Mediterranean climate, which is characterized by cool winters and warm summers. Rainfall is moderate throughout the year. Temperatures rarely fall below -6 C in winter and often range between 20 to 30 C in summer.

Recommended clothing: Lightweight clothing should be worn during summer, whereas winter clothing should be light- to mediumwear. Comfortable walking shoes are good to have, since San Marino is located in the hills.

Health: There are no specific health risks for travelers coming to Uruguay. However, travelers should ensure that adequate medical insurance is obtained before traveling. Medical and dental care is excellent, but treatment is expensive.

Food: Since San Marino is completely landlocked by Italy, its dishes are heavily influenced by the Italian cuisine. Although Mediterranean diet is dominant, San Marino has a rich eclectic cuisine with its own unique dishes and products. The most common local dishes are: fagioli con le cotiche (a Christmas bean and bacon soup), pasta e ceci (a chickpea and noodle soup with garlic and rosemary), nidi di rondine (a baked pasta dish with smoked ham, beef, cheese, and a tomato sauce), etc. As for deserts, Torta Tre Monti is based on The Three Towers of San Marino and is similar to a layered wafer cake covered in chocolate. Another sweet Torta Titano (a layered dessert made with biscuit, hazelnuts, chocolate, cream and coffee) is also inspired by San Marino's central mountain, Monte Titano.

Drink: San Marino region is famous for its wines, such as Brugneto and Tessano (cask-aged red wines) or Biancale and Roncale (still white wines). The country's liqueurs include the aniseed-flavored Mistrà, the truffle-flavored Tilus and the herbal Duca di Gualdo. Tap water in San Marino is generally safe to drink, however bottled water is also widely available.

Public Holidays:
Jan 1 New Year's Day
Jan 6 Epiphany
Feb 5 Anniversary of the Liberation of the Republic from the Alberoni Occupation and St Agatha's Day
Mar 25 Anniversary of the Arengo
Apr 1 Investiture of the new Captains Regent
May 1 Labour Day
Jun 15 Corpus Christi
Jul 28 Anniversary of the Fall of Fascism
Aug 15 Assumption
Sep 3 San Marino's Day and Foundation of the Republic
Oct 1 Investiture of the new Captains Regent
Nov 1 All Saints' Day
Nov 2 All Souls' Day
Dec 8 Immaculate Conception
Dec 24 - 26 Christmas
Dec 31 New Year's Eve

Disclaimer: The above information is for reference purposes only. The content of this page is not intended to substitute for advice given by the user's own government travel departments or a licensed travel health advisor. The viewer/user of this web page should always contact the user's own government representatives in that area for the most up-to-date information at that time, before making a final decision to travel to that country or destination.

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