Herrenwald

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Herrenwald
Flag of Herrenwald
Official seal of Herrenwald
Mottoes: 
Concilio et Labore
By wisdom and effort
Country Ebenthal
RegionEbenthali Riviera
Historic countriesBrazil
Settled1974
Inc. Ebenthal30 December 2019
Province status19 November 2021
Founded byCarlos Manoel dos Santos
CapitalKarlfurt
Government
 • TypeExecutive-led devolved administration
 • ViceroyHenri Sãens
 • CouncillorWellington Muniz
Area
 • Total1 km2 (0.4 sq mi)
 • Water0 km2 (0 sq mi)  0%%
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2022)
 • Total18 (permanent)
 • Rank3rd in Ebenthal
DemonymsHerrenwaldian; Herrerian
Time zoneUTC−3
Postal Code
25900-000 to 25938-360
Area code+55 21
HDI (2022)0.810 very high (TBD)
GDP (2022)𝒦ℳ TBD
Per capita𝒦ℳ TBD
Primary RoadCobblestone path

Herrenwald (German pronunciation: ['hɝrrənwaʊd]), officialy Province of Herrenwald (Portuguese: Província de Herrenwald) is one of the seven provinces of Ebenthal. It is both the third most populous and geographically larger aprovince in the country, with 18 permanent residents within its 1 km² which are landlocked within the Brazilian municipality of Magé. The province is divided into two municipalities, its capital Karlfurt and the village of Guterfolg. It is governed by an executive-led devolved government by a Viceroy appointed by the King of Ebenthal, and is represented in the House of Councillors by two elected councillors.

Before European colonization, the territory of present-day Herrenwald was home to Indians of the Tapuya and Tupi ethnic groups. The arrival of the first Portuguese settlers in the region in 1566, shortly after the establishment of the State of Brazil as a colony of the Portuguese Empire, led to massacre, enslavement and dispersion of the local indigenous population. After the independence of Brazil in 1822, the parish of Magé was elevated to the status of city in 1857. A little over a hundred years later, in 1971, the Portuguese- Brazilian Carlos Manoel dos Santos acquired two plots of land in that city, having built a villa on the first plot of land in order to live off the income from renting houses in the village. In 2019, when his adopted grandson Arthur van der Bruyn became King of Ebenthal, he annexed Charles's estates, to which he is heir through his stepfather, to the new unrecognized microstate. Initially a principality called Carlenburg, the administrative division was transformed into a province in early 2022, as well as changing its name to Altentupiland, which it retained until 2023 when it changed to Herrenwald.

The Herrenwaldian territory is largely comprised of two large slightly swampy grassy terrains bordering the mountains of Petrópolis with nine houses in it in its main enclave which comprises the capital of Karlfurt, and a secondary enclave, which made up Guterfolg, composed of two small houses. The province has a natural source of water and is one of the main sources of income for the maintenance of another province, Nëbensee, who shares with Herrenwald the owner of its lands. Herrenwald's economy is based on the real estate market (mainly rental of residential properties) and gastronomic tourism, with Karfurt being the third largest gastronomic hub in the country after Minen and Mariënburg.

Etimology

The name "Herrenwald" is a portmanteau of the German words Herren, Lord, and the German toponymy Wald, forest, and therefore means "Forest of the Lord". The name is a reference to the founder of the province, Carlos Manoel dos Santos, popularly called "Seu Carlos", "Seu" being a contraction in Portuguese of the word Senhor, or Lord.

The province's former name of Altentupiland was a combination of the German words "Alten" (old) and "Land" (land) with the word "Tupi", meaning "Ancient Tupi land" in reference to the original peoples who inhabited the territory of the modern-day province. The name was created by the Luso-Germanic Cultural Commission to replace the former official proper name "Carlenburg", also German, which means "Carlos' Keep", after Carlos Manoel dos Santos, father to the former prince Reinaldo I, who bought those lands.

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