San Marino

  • M. Epstein
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The independent Republic of San Marino, which claims to be the oldest State in Europe, is embraced in the area of Italy. A new treaty of friendship with the Kingdom ol Italy was concluded June 28, 1907, revised in 1908 and in 1914. The Republic has extradition treaties with England, Belgium, Holland and United States, The legislative power of the Republic is vested in the Grand Council of 60 members elected by popular vote, a third of whom are renewable every three years, and two of whom are appointed every six months to act as Regents (Capitani reggeuti). The regents exercise executive power, assisted by various nominated congresses, viz., Congresso Economico di Stato, Congresso dei Legali, Congresso degli Studi. Congresso militare. The administration of justice is under magistrates, who are Italian citizens. There are several elementary schools and one high school, the diplomas of which are recognized by Italian universities.

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