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San Marino (Republic of San Marino)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

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San Marino
Republic of San Marino
StatusIndependent State
Social and Moral Index165th best
CapitalSan Marino
Land Area 60km21
LocationEurope
Population31 945 (2011)2
Life Expectancy
GNI$50 063 (2017)3
ISO3166-1 CodesSM, SMR, 6744
Internet Domain.sm5
CurrencyEuro (EUR)6
Telephone+3787

1. Overview

Geographically the third smallest state in Europe (after the Holy See and Monaco), San Marino also claims to be the world's oldest republic. According to tradition, it was founded by a Christian stonemason named Marinus in A.D. 301. San Marino's foreign policy is aligned with that of the European Union, although it is not a member; social and political trends in the republic track closely with those of its larger neighbor, Italy.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)8

Book CoverThis landlocked micronation offers spectacular views from its location atop Mount Titano, a dozen kilometres from the Adriatic Coast. San Marino has been an independent republic since AD 301 when a Croatian stone-cutter built a church atop a windswept bluff here. Of the world´s 193 independent countries, San Marino is the fifth smallest and – arguably – the most curious. How it exists at all is something of an enigma. A sole survivor of Italy´s once powerful city-state network, the micronation clung on long after the more powerful kingdoms of Genoa and Venice folded. And still it clings, secure in its status as the world´s oldest surviving sovereign state and its oldest republic.

The country is made up of nine settlements. Città di San Marino, the medieval settlement on the slopes of 750m-high Mount Titano that was added to the Unesco World Heritage list in 2008, attracts two million annual visitors. Its highlights are its picturesque views, its atmospheric streets, and a stash of rather bizarre museums dedicated to vampires, torture, wax dummies and strange facts.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)9

2. San Marino National and Social Development

Social & Moral
Development Index
Higher is better

Points10
1Iceland84.1
2Sweden80.8
3Norway80.0
...
162Syria44.8
163Benin44.2
164Guinea-Bissau44.0
165San Marino44.0
166Mozambique43.9
167Guinea43.9
168Bermuda43.2
169Palau42.8
World Avg54.5
q=198.

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life.

3. Population and Demographics

Emigrants (2010)
%11
1Dominica104.8
2Palestine68.4
3Samoa67.3
...
68Dominican Rep.10.1
69Zimbabwe9.9
70Haiti9.9
71San Marino9.9
72Burkina Faso9.7
73Slovakia9.6
74Morocco9.3
75Sri Lanka9.1
World Avg11.5
q=192.
Immigrants (2010)
%11
1Qatar86.5
2Monaco71.6
3UAE70.0
...
9Israel40.4
10Bahrain39.1
11Hong Kong38.8
12San Marino37.0
13Brunei36.4
14Luxembourg35.2
15Liechtenstein34.6
16Oman28.4
World Avg9.2
q=192.
Population (2012)12
1China1.4b
2India1.3b
3USA315.8m
...
188Marshall Islands55 717
189St Kitts & Nevis53 697
190Liechtenstein36 584
191Monaco35 444
192San Marino31 945
193Palau20 758
194Nauru10 370
195Tuvalu9 867
World Avg36.0m
q=195.

San Marino's population is predicted to rise to 33 861 by 2030.

4. Gender Equality

Year Women Can Vote
Lower is better

Year13
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
159Switzerland1971
160Bangladesh1972
161Bahrain1973
162San Marino1973
163Andorra1973
164Jordan1974
165Solomon Islands1974
166Sao Tome & Principe1975
World Avg1930
q=189.

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5. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below14:

Christian91.6%
Muslim0.1%
Hindu0.1%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion0.1%
Jew0.3%
Unaffiliated7.2%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states simply: Roman Catholic15.

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6. The Internet

IPv6 Uptake (2017)
Higher is better

Ratio16
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
150Monaco0.0
151Bermuda0.0
152Isle of Man0.0
153San Marino0.0
154Cayman Islands0.0
155Andorra0.0
156Greenland0.0
157Brunei0.0
World Avg3.82
q=176.

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

7. Public Health Issues

Infant Immunizations 2011-2015 (2015)
Higher is better

Avg %17
1Hungary99.0
2China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
158Tonga80.0
159Mauritania79.9
160Lebanon79.4
161San Marino79.3
162Gabon78.7
163Micronesia78.2
164Philippines77.9
165Sweden77.8
World Avg88.3
q=194.

8. Politics and Freedom

Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)
Higher is better

Treaties18
1Argentina24
2Chile23
3Costa Rica23
...
96Nigeria16
97Benin16
98Gabon16
99San Marino16
100Cambodia16
101Sierra Leone15
102Chad15
103Tanzania15
World Avg15.1
q=194.

9. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Gross National Income Per-Capita (2011)
Higher is better
PPP $19
1Qatar$129 916
2Singapore$78 162
3Kuwait$76 075
...
10Hong Kong$54 265
11USA$53 245
12Saudi Arabia$51 320
13San Marino$50 063
14Andorra$47 979
15Netherlands$46 326
16Sweden$46 251
17Germany$45 000
q=193.
LGBT Equality (2013)
Higher is better

Score20
1Netherlands405
2Belgium350
3Canada280
...
77Timor-Leste (E. Timor)20
78Ascension Islands20
79Panama20
80San Marino20
81Mozambique20
82Macedonia20
83Mongolia20
84Marshall Islands20
q=211.

There isn't much information in the database for San Marino, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.

Current edition: 2013 May 01
Last Modified: 2017 Jun 21
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References: (What's this?)

CIA
(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

Crabtree, Vexen
(2017) "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" (2017). Accessed 2017 Aug 01.

Lonely Planet
(2014) The World. Subtitled: "A Traveller's Guide to the Planet". Published by Lonely Planet, London, UK. Each chapter is devoted to a specific country and includes a list of the most interesting places to visit and a few other cultural notes..

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Published on the United Nation's website at hdr.undp.org/.../HDR_2011_EN_Complete.pdf (accessed throughout 2013, Jan-Mar). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2013) Human Development Report. This edition had the theme of The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. Published on the United Nation's HDR website at hdr.undp.org/.../hdr2013/ (accessed throughout 2013). UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2017) Human Development Report. Published by the UN Development Programme. Data for 2015. Analysis conducted by the UN Development Report Office. Available on hdr.undp.org/..

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011) .^
  3. UN (2017) Gross National Income, per person. Table 1.^
  4. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  5. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  6. According to ISO4217.^
  7. According to ITU-T.^
  8. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sm.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  9. Lonely Planet (2014) chapter "San Marino" .^
  10. "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2017)^
  11. UN (2013) Table 11.^
  12. UN (2013) Table 14.^
  13. "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life: 3.6. Women Stand for Election & Vote (1893+) New Zealand, Australia, Finland" by Vexen Crabtree (2017)^
  14. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  15. CIA (2013) https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  16. % of internet access via native IPv6 compared to IPv4. As of 2017 Jun 20, from http://www.cidr-report.org. Accessed 2017 Jun 20.^
  17. World Health Organisation data for 2011-2015 from 7 data series accessed 2017 May 21. Details in "Immunizations: International Statistics on Vaccines and the Autism Scare: 3. World Health Organisation Statistics" by Vexen Crabtree (2017).^
  18. Max possible=24. Total amount of treaties ratified. Nominal Commitment to Human Rights report published by UCL School of Public Policy, London, UK, at ucl.ac.uk/spp/research/research-projects/nchr accessed 2011 Apr 30.^
  19. UN (2017) Table 1. Higher is better.^
  20. Higher is better. Sources:^

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