Wednesday, 13 January 2016

SAN MARINO - Repubblica di San Marino

The Republic of San Marino (Italian: Repubblica di San Marino), also known as the Most Serene Republic of San Marino (Italian: Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino), is an enclaved microstate surrounded by Italy, situated on the Italian Peninsula on the north-eastern side of the Apennine Mountains. Its size is just over 61 km2 and has an estimated population of about 32,000. Its capital is the City of San Marino and its largest city is Dogana. San Marino has the smallest population of all the members of the Council of Europe.
San Marino claims to be the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world, as the continuation of the monastic community founded on 3 September 301, by stonecutter Marinus of Arba. Legend has it that Marinus left Rab, then the Roman colony of Arba, in 257 when the future emperor Diocletian issued a decree calling for the reconstruction of the city walls of Rimini, which had been destroyed by Liburnian pirates.
San Marino is governed by the Constitution of San Marino (Leges Statutae Republicae Sancti Marini), a series of six books written in Latin in the late 16th century, that dictate the country’s political system, among other matters. The country is considered to have the earliest written governing documents (constitution) still in effect.

These two beautiful covers sent by my good friend Mihnea during his visit in San Marino. The covers posred on July 07, 2016 and I received them on July 21, 2016. Thank You Marco for the nice stamps of San Marino.

These beautiful covers sent by my good friend Aldeo who frequesntly visit San Marino. He lives in Italy and a philatelist too. It is a small country and their stamps are philatelic services are perfect. The covers sent on and received on. Thank You Aldeo for the beautiful covers with perfect postmarks.

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