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Geography of San Marino

San Marino is considered to be a large nation because of its total area. Its total land area is 61 km² (approx. 24 mi²). Continental shelf of San Marino is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). San Marino is located in Europe. Europe is a continent whose borders date back to the period of antiquity. European countries include, but are not limited to, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Malta, and The Vatican. San Marino shares its borders with Italy. San Marino is a landlocked country. The average elevation range of San Marino is 433 m (1,417 ft).

Neighbors

Total length of land borders of San Marino is 37 kilometers (~14 miles). San Marino has 1 unique land boundary with a neighbouring territory - Italy. The length of said border is 39 km (24 mi).

Cities

The capital city of San Marino is San Marino. The largest cities in San Marino are San Marino, Serravalle, Borgo Maggiore.

Elevation

The average elevation range of San Marino is 433 m (1,417 ft). The highest point of San Marino is Monte Titano, with its official height being 755 m (2,477 ft). The lowest point of San Marino is Ausa River. It lies at 55 m (180 ft) above the sea level. The elevation difference between the highest (Monte Titano) and lowest (Ausa River) points of San Marino is 700 m (2 ft).

Area

The total land area of San Marino is 61 km² (approx. 24 mi²). and the total exclusive economic zone (EEZ) is 0 km² (~0 mi²). The continental shelf of San Marino is approximately 0 km² (around 0 mi²). Including land mass and EEZ, the total area of San Marino is approximately 61 km² (~24 mi²). San Marino is considered to be a large nation because of its total area.

Forest and arable land

1 km² of San Marino's territory is covered in forests, and forest land comprises 2% of all the land in the country. There are 10 km² of arable land in San Marino, and it comprises 16% of the country's total territory.

Read our section on climate to discover what parameters affect these and other biomes of the country.

Natural resources

As for natural resources, San Marino is known for its building stone.