Exarchate of Orfalia
Orfalia is an Exarchate of the Empire of Imvrassia.
Exarchate of Orfalia
Spanish: Exarcado de Orfalia
Orfalia (red) in Europe
|Government||Unitary constitutional monarchy|
• Co-Monarchs of Imvrassia
|Aikaterini I and Stamatios I|
|Exarchate of Imvrassia|
|19 August 2015|
|7 October 2015|
• Gained Exarchate status
|1 December 2016|
|Currency||Orphic Denario (ΔΟ)|
|Date format||AD)- - (|
The name Orfalia is a composition between Orfeo and -alia, or land in ancient Greek. Orpheus (Greek: Ὀρφεύς) was a legendary musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and myth. The major stories about him are centered on his ability to charm all living things and even stones with his music, his attempt to retrieve his wife, Eurydice, from the underworld, and his death at the hands of those who could not hear his divine music. As an archetype of the inspired singer, Orpheus is one of the most significant figures in the reception of classical mythology in Western culture, portrayed or alluded to in countless forms of art and popular culture including poetry, film, opera, music, and painting. For the Greeks, Orpheus was a founder and prophet of the so-called "Orphic" mysteries. He was credited with the composition of the Orphic Hymns, a collection of which survives. Shrines containing purported relics of Orpheus were regarded as oracles. Some ancient Greek sources note 'Orpheus' is of Thracian origins.
The nation was proposed by Jose Antonio Silva on the 19th of August 2015, and it was created respecting the hellenistic traditions and culture. On the foundation was the establishment of a Constitution which was amended and adopted on the 17th of September, 2015. The first King of Orfalia, was Angelos I, who eventually abdicated on the 1st of September, 2015 in favor of the then Prince of Imvrassia, Aggelos A'. On the 2nd of September 2015, the monarch of Imvrassia accepted with honor the offer of the Crown of Orfalia and to then be enthroned as the King, with the constitutional name Angelos II King of Orfalia.
After the absorption of Timeria in Orfalia, the Kingdom was elevated to that of an Empire. Therefore, Angelos II was enthroned with the approval of all of the Orphics and the Orthodox Church, like the first Emperor of Orfalia with the official title of, Aggelos I Emperor of Orfalia on the 7th of October 2015. The new Imperial regime has political and cultural influence and inspiration from ancient Greek and Roman history and furthermore it is considered and represents the continuing of the historical legacy of the Roman Empire, both western and eastern. The Orphic Government and the Orphic citizens overall, consider the Emperor of Orfalia a legitimate successor of the Empire that fell with the fall of Constantinople in 1453. With these formalities, it was obvious that the Emperor of Orfalia expressed a great enthusiasm for the cultural and political tradition which comes through the influence and love for the ancient Greek and Roman history.
Union with Imvrassia
On the 1st of December 2016, Emperor Aggelos I resigned in favor of his daughter and Queen of Imvrassia, Aikaterini. Her Majesty on the same day annexed Orfalia into the Kingdom of Imvrassia as an Exarchate. After the administrative reorganization on the 1st of January 2020, the Exarchate is administratively subordinate to the Praetorian Prefecture of Hesperia.
Politics & Government
List of Great Archons and Exarchs in Orfalia
|Office||Name||Date Start||Date End||Political Party|
|Great Archon||Wiew Wers||19 August 2015||28 January 2016||Social Democratic Party of Orfalia|
|Great Archon||Janus Augusto||29 January 2016||30 November 2016||Social Democratic Party of Orfalia|
|Exarch||Office vacant||1 December 2016||16 December 2018||None|
|Exarch||Basilio Zenobio||17 December 2018||23 April 2019||Independent|
|Exarch||Gaius Albius Scaeva||23 April 2019||26 April 2019||Social Democratic Party of Orfalia|
|Exarch||TBA||26 April 2019||present||None|
Orfalia was a parliamentary monarchy, structured as a direct democracy. The first political party was created on the 20th of September 2015, and was name the "Democratic Party". Subsequently, the Pragmatic Party and Kostalira Bartresa-in Orphic language Patriotic Left- were created. On the 18th of September 2015, the Pragmatic Party was re-founded under the name "Social Democratic Party of Orfalia", and the Democratic Party it was re-founded under the name National Party of Orfalia. The Crown arbitrates the institutions and internal issues and can take initiatives in foreign policy. The Great Archon is elected by the Senate, every year. The public officials and positions of responsibility are elected and revocable by the Senate as also the Consul, who is appointed to assume the Presidency of the Senate, the regulation of the Senate and take the Great Archon at the time that the Great Archon resigns, or is dismissed or is unable to perform his duties.
The first elections were held on the 27th of August 2015, and Jose Antonio Silva was elected Great Archon, because the Pragmatic Party obtained 5 of the 10 seats of the Senate.
With the constitutional reform of September 2015, the Pragmatic Party became in Social Democratic Party, the Democratic Party became in National Party. On 29 January 2016, Janus Augusto, candidate of the Social Democratic Party of Orfalia was elected by the Senate of Orfalia new Great Archon.
The Senate shall be composed by those Orphics that are eligible for the position and that are over 21 years old. The office of Great Archon was repealed after the annexing to Imvrassia and its responsibilities was replaced by the office of the Exarch. As part of the Empire of Imvrassia, Orfalia has the full inner workings of government and administrative issues, while allowed the establishment and operation of a representative-public advisory body.
For the relations of the Exarchate of Orfalia with other micronations is the responsibility of the Crown and the Imperial Government of Imvrassia.
The official currency is the "Dinar" Orfalia, plural "Dinars".
The most important institution for education and research is the University of Orfalia. The University does work in education, research and promotion of the Orphic culture.