The City of San Marino is the capital; it covers an area of 7.09 km2 and has a population of 4,211 residents. It is the third largest city (after Borgo Maggiore and Dogana, a town in Serravalle) and is also the main town of the Municipality (Castle) of the same name, which includes Murata and other small towns. The capital city borders on the Municipalities of Acquaviva, Borgo Maggiore, Fiorentino and Chiesanuova as well as the Italian town of San Leo (Pesaro/Urbino Province).
Its historic center is situated at the top of Mount Titano and is the highest city in the Country (over 700 meters above sea level). Since it is the oldest residential nucleus; it is not surprising to find the principal institutional headquarters of the Grand and General Council, the Public Palace and the Secretaries of State.
Moreover, the historic center is accessible from four “gates” and contains the most important monuments and points of interest of Mount Titano: the three medieval towers (“pinnacles”), the symbol of San Marino; the Basilica of the Saint, which contains the relics of St. Marino, the founder of the Country; the Monastery of St. Chiara, the Gate and Church of St. Francesco, the Ombrelli district and the main square of Mount Titano. Lastly, the Liberty Square (Piazza della Liberta) with the Public Palace stands out with its spectacular panoramic terrace.
The Municipal Hall is located in Casa del Castello di Città, Via Basilicius, tel. 0549.882918.