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On this day January 1, 2002

Euro banknotes and coins become legal tender in twelve of the European Union’s member states.

euro_banknotesThe euro (currency sign: ; currency code: EUR) is the official currency of fifteen member states of the European Union (EU).

The states, known collectively as the Eurozone are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, and Spain. Read More…

On this day October 8, 1600

The current legal system of San Marino began. It was written in Latin and contained in six books. The title in Latin is Statuta Decreta ac Ordinamenta Illustris Reipublicae ac Perpetuae Libertatis Terrae Sancti Marini.

The new system was an update on the Statuti Comunali (Town Statute) which had served San Marino from about 1300. The Most Serene Republic of San Marino (in Italian: Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino) is a country landlocked enclave, completely surrounded by Italy.

One of the European microstates, San Marino has the smallest population of all the members of the Council of Europe and one of the highest GDP per capita in the world.

Related On this day September 3, 301

On this day September 3, 301

Photo Ricardo André Frantz

Photo Ricardo André Frantz

His memorial day is September 3, commemorating the day of the year when he founded San Marino, which is also San Marino’s national holiday. According to legend, he died in the Winter of 366 and his last words were: “Relinquo vos liberos ab utroque homine.” (“I leave you free from both men”).

The Most Serene Republic of San Marino (Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino) is a country in the Apennine Mountains. It is a landlocked enclave, completely surrounded by Italy. San Marino has the smallest population of all the members of the Council of Europe and the 3rd highest GDP per capita in the world. Read More…