San Marino: History

  1. 1243

    The first Captains Regent, acting as joint heads of state, are appointed.

  2. 1599

    San Marino’s constitution is laid out in the Statutes of 1600, providing for a parliamentary government.

  3. 1631

    The Papacy recognizes San Marino’s independence.

  4. 1862

    San Marino signs a customs union and treaty of friendship and cooperation with Italy.

  5. 1988

    San Marino joins the Council of Europe.

  6. 1992

    San Marino joins the United Nations.

  7. 2002

    San Marino signs a treaty with the OECD to provide greater transparency in banking and taxation.


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