Flag of San Marino (GIF)


The San Marino flag consists of two equal horizontal white and light blue bands with the national coat of arms of San Marino in the center. The two colors of the flag represent peace (white) and freedom (blue). The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 3:4, and the flag was adopted on April 6, 1862.

In its coat of arms are the three castles of San Marino (La Guaita, La Cesta, and La Montale) on three hills, representing the three peaks of Monte Titano. On the top of the coat of arms, there is a crown symbolizing sovereignty, around it are oak and laurel branches, symbolizing the stability of the republic and the defense of freedom.

The San Marino flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
San Marino, officially known as the Republic of San Marino, is a microstate located on the Italian Peninsula, surrounded by Italy. Its capital is San Marino, and its population is about 33,000.


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital:San Marino (pop. 4,500)
Other major cities:Serravalle (9,000)
Borgo Maggiore (6,000)
Official languages:Italian
Region:Southern Europe
Ethnic groups:Sammarinese
Italian
Religion:97% Catholic Church
3% Other
Demonym:Sammarinese
Area:61.2 km²
(23.6 sq mi)
Population:33,000
Currency:Euro


Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of San Marino (Italian: Bandiera e stemma di San Marino), GIF

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