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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Sammarinese. Sammarinese is used for both singular and plural tense. Thanks for taking my quiz!
18 . Both men and women can vote.
tourism. In 2000, over three million people visited San Marino.
301 A.D.. If San Marino was founded on September 3, 301 A.D., that would make it the oldest republic still standing today. According to this tradition, it was founded by a Christian stonecutter who wanted freedom from religious persecution.
1992. Although San Marino doesn't do much for the United Nations, it does pay 0.002% of the U.N.'s annual fees. (That means that for every $50,000 the U.N. needs, San Marino pays $1)
4,429. Based on a 2000 population estimate. There are about 28,119 people in the country, meaning that around 16% of people in San Marino are in their capital.
Italy. It is located in northern Italy, south of the city of Rimini. The people speak Italian and also are mostly Roman Catholic. The currency is the Euro.
|One of the most popular yearly events is the San Marino Grand Prix. Which Formula One legend tragically died during the 1994 Formula One Grand Prix?||San Marino Facts
Ayrton Senna . Ayrton Senna won the 1988, 1990, and 1991 World Drivers' Championships, driving for the McLaren team. He won a total of 41 Grand Prix.
Neutral at first, but joined the Allies after Italy fell. Although it was officially neutral from 1939 to 1940, the government was controlled by fascists who sympathized with Italy. The British even bombed San Marino in 1944.
|How many independent countries are there in the world that have a smaller land area than San Marino?||San Marino Facts
4. The Vatican state, Monaco, Nauru and Tuvalu in that order are smaller than San Marino, with the Vatican state being the smallest.
|San Marino was established by a Christian stonemason called Marinus who fled to escape religious persecution by the Romans?||San Marino Facts
t. He fled to Mt Titano around which San Marino is built.
Italy. It lies in the Apennine Mountains of northeastern Italy, and has no coastline as it is landlocked by Italy.
|San Marino has joint heads of state, who serve a term of six months. By which title are they known during their time in office?||Lost in San Marino
Captains Regent. San Marino's parliament is known as the Grand and General Council (Consiglio Grande e Generale) and the practice of appointing joint heads of state dates back to 1243. The Council has sixty members, who serve a five year term. The Captains Regnant are chosen from opposing parties, to ensure a balance of power, and investiture takes place on 1 April and 1 October each year.
|San Marino wrote to which 19th century President of the United States to offer him honorary citizenship, an offer which was brought to his attention by William Seward?||Lost in San Marino
Abraham Lincoln. The letter, congratulating Lincoln on his inauguration, was written in 1861, but this would have been too much of a giveaway to put in the question. An article in the New York Times confirms that the offer was acknowledged and accepted in a letter signed by both Lincoln and Seward, his Secretary of State. San Marino was seeking to establish a relationship with the USA, fearing the pressures from the newly formed and united country of Italy. 1861 is taken as being the date from which the USA recognised San Marino as an idependent state, although a consulate was not established there until 1925.
|San Marino has managed to maintain neutrality during various armed conflicts, but gave refuge to which military leader?||Lost in San Marino
Guiseppe Garibaldi. In the 1840s Italy consisted of a collection of states, with the northern part of the country under the control of the Austrian Empire. In 1848 a series of revolutions began, with Sicily rebelling against the (French) Bourbon rule. Garibaldi, having fled to South America following a failed uprising in 1834, returned to Italy to join the revolutionary action. In 1849 Garibaldi briefly took refuge in San Marino before departing for Venice evading the Austrian army en route.
|Adopted in 1862, the flag of San Marino has the country's coat of arms set on a background of which two colours, which it shares with the flag of Argentina?||Lost in San Marino
Blue and White. The coat of arms shows three green mountains, which are the three peaks of Monte Titano where the capital of San Marino, also called San Marino, is situated. The flag field has two equal horizontal bands with the top band of white representing peace and the lower blue band standing for liberty. From 1465 to 1797 the flag had horizontal bands of orange, white and purple with the country's emblem on the middle, white, band. Argentina's flag, by the way, has three horizontal bands of blue, white and blue with the Sun of May on the white band.
|San Marino is known for the dish 'Torta Tre Monte' (or 'Torta di Tre Monti'). What sort of food is it?||Lost in San Marino
A chocolate and wafer cake. The dish translates as 'cake of the three mountains' and is made from layers of wafer, sandwiched with chocolate, hazelnut and coffee creams, and covered with chocolate fondant icing. The bacon and egg flan is better known as Quiche Lorraine and has nothing to do with San Marino, although spaghetti with meatballs might be on the menu. As for sausages and mashed potato, the vision I had was of the sausages pretending to be mountains in a potato base.
|The Republic of San Marino is acknowledged as being the oldest surviving state. It was originally established in which century?||Lost in San Marino
Fourth. San Marino was established in 301 AD by Marinus, a stonecutter who had fled from Dalmatia (now part of Croatia) to avoid religious persecution. He established a church and community on the site of what became the capital of San Marino. In addition, San Marino can boast the oldest constitution still in effect, dating from 1600.