The Most Serene Republic Of San Marino

Published June 1, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

San Marino Italy

Look out West; this microstate claims to have nearly 1500 years on most constitutions and thus is the oldest surviving sovereign state and constitutional republic in the world. It’s certainly not the largest, though; as of 2012 the republic boasted a population of around 32,000.

All That's Interesting
Your curiosity knows no bounds. Neither do we.
Close Pop-in
Like History Uncovered On Facebook

Get The Most Interesting Stories From History In Your Feed