San Marino Population, People, Languages and Religions

By | January 21, 2022

San Marino Country Overview

Where is San Marino located? Located in the heart of Italy, the Republic of San Marino dates back to 301, making it the oldest republic in the world. Because of its location in the middle of Europe, San Marino is also assigned to the Central European time zone on the time zone map. In this world time zone there is a standard difference of +1 hour, which increases to +2 hours in the summer months.

San Marino National Flag

Population Distribution

As of 2023, the latest population of San Marino is  34,232, based on our calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).

Total population 34,232
Population growth rate 0.65%
Birth rate 8.60 births per 1,000 people
Life expectancy
Overall life expectancy 83.12 years
Men life expectancy 80.59 years
Women life expectancy 85.88 years
Age structure
0-14 years 15.04%
15-64 years 65.17%
65 years and above 19.80%
Median age 43.90 years
Gender ratio (Male to Female) 0.94
Population density 561.18 residents per km²
Urbanization 88.70%
82% San Marines, 15% Italians, 3% others
Catholics (Roman Catholic)

People in San Marino

Around 33,000 people live in San Marino. 83 percent of them are San Marinese citizens. Twelve percent are Italian. The birth rate is higher than the death rate in San Marino. That’s why the population is growing.

Languages in San Marino

The official language in San Marino is Italian. Some people speak the Italian dialect Romagnol. Almost all residents also speak at least one foreign language fluently, for example English, French or German.

Religions in San Marino

92 percent of the population belong to the Roman Catholic Church.