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San Ma·ri·no(săn mə-rē′nō)
A country in the Apennines near the Adriatic Sea. It is surrounded by Italy and is the world's smallest republic. Founded, according to tradition, in the fourth century ad, San Marino was recognized by the papacy in 1631 and has maintained its independence, with a few brief interruptions, ever since. It signed a treaty of friendship with Italy in 1862, was allied with Italy in World Wars I and II, and was bombed by the Allied forces in 1944. The town of San Marino is its capital.
San Marino(ˌsæn məˈriːnəʊ)
(Placename) a republic in S central Europe in the Apennines, forming an enclave in Italy: the smallest republic in Europe, according to tradition founded by St Marinus in the 4th century. Official language: Italian. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: euro. Capital: San Marino. Pop: 32 448 (2013 est). Area: 62 sq km (24 sq miles)
San Ma•ri•no(ˌsæn məˈri noʊ)
1. a small republic in E Italy. 25,061; 24 sq. mi. (61 sq. km).
2. the capital of this republic. 4363.
San` Mar•i•nese′ (ˌmær əˈniz, -ˈnis) n., adj.
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|Noun||1.||San Marino - the capital and only city of San Marino|
|2.||San Marino - the smallest republic in the world; the oldest independent country in Europe (achieved independence in 301); located in the Apennines and completely surrounded by Italy|
Italian Peninsula - a boot-shaped peninsula in southern Europe extending into the Mediterranean Sea
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
San Marinese - a native or inhabitant of San Marino
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