ISLAM and MUSLIMS IN SAN MARINO

      

General Information

Republic of San Marino

National name: Repubblica di San Marino

Total area: 23 sq mi (60 sq km)

Population (2007 est.): 29,615

Capital (2003 est.): San Marino, 4,300

Largest city: Serravalle, 8,700

Monetary unit: Euro

Language: Italian

Ethnicity/race: Sammarinese, Italian

Religion: Roman Catholic

Literacy rate: 96%

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $850 million; per capita $34,100. Real growth rate: 4.6%. Inflation: -1.5% (2006).

San Marino is surrounded by Italy. It is situated in the Apennines, a little inland from the Adriatic Sea near Rimini.

According to tradition, San Marino was founded about A.D. 350 and had the good luck for centuries to stay out of the many wars and feuds on the Italian peninsula. It is the oldest republic in the world. San Marino has survived, completely intact, attacks by other self-governing Italian city-states, the Napoleonic Wars, the unification of Italy, and two world wars. Those born in San Marino remain citizens and can vote no matter where they live. It joined the United Nations in 1992.

Islamic History and Muslims

Muslims in San Marino are a minority, as over 95 percent of the population is Roman Catholic.

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References
Islam in San Marino ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_San_Marino , October, 2008).
Info please ( http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107939.html ,  October, 2008).