Definition of San Marino in English:

San Marino

proper noun

  • A republic forming a small enclave in Italy, near Rimini; population 30,200 (est. 2009); official language, Italian; capital, the town of San Marino. It is perhaps Europe's oldest state, claiming to have been independent almost continuously since its foundation in the 4th century.

Origin

Said to be named after Marino, a Dalmatian stonecutter who fled there to escape the persecution of Christians under Diocletian.

Pronunciation:

San Marino

/məˈriːnəʊ/