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San Marino (722,988 bytes) ( 1,565 x 1,534 )
San Marino, a republic in northern Italy, is one of the smallest in the world with an area of 60.5 sq. km and a population of about 28,000. The foundation of San Marino‘«÷s economy is tourism, agriculture, manufacturing, and the sale of postage stamps. San Marino was founded in 301 AD by a stonecutter, Marinus, who sought refuge on Mount Titano from religious persecution. In 1291 Pope Nicholas IV recognized San Marino‘«÷s independence. The ASTER image was acquired on June 7, 2001, covers an area of 23 x 23.5 km, and is centered near 43.9 degrees north latitude, 12.4 degrees east longitude.
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NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems,
and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team