Kingdom of Pontunia

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Kingdom of Ponchartrain-Maurepas
Royaume de Pontchartrain-Maurepas (French)
Royumen Puntuniaska-Maerpos (Pontunian)
Flag of Pontunia
of Pontunia
Coat of arms
Motto: "Tu Es Tutes"
"Let the Good Times Roll" (tourism)[1]
CapitalNew Rouen
Official languagesEnglish, French, Pontunian
Recognised regional languagesLouisiana Creole
Ethnic groups
Americans, African Americans, Cajuns
Roman Catholicism
GovernmentUnitary Constitutional Popular Monarchy
• King
Andrew I
Ronald de Nuujhiér
LegislatureParliament of Pontunia
Chamber of Peers
Chamber of Deputies
• Independence of Pontunia
12 January 2020
• Restoration of Monarchy
13 May 2023
• 2023 estimate
20 residents, ~60 total citizens
very high
CurrencyPontunian dukaten
Excelsioran-Libertasian Mark (PTD)
Time zoneUTC-6 (LST)
• Summer (DST)
Date formatmm/dd/yyyy, BC and AD
Driving sideright
Calling code+1
Internet TLD.po (proposed)

Pontunia, officially the Kingdom of Ponchartrain-Maurepas, is an independent sovereign state, commonly known as a micronation by external observers. Located primarily in Metairie, Louisiana, with other enclaves and semi-enclaves in Acadiana, The Florida Parishes and the Greater New Orleans Area, Pontunia consists of 20 citizens residing within its main area, and numerous online citizens.


Pontchartrain and Maurepas are the names of two lakes situated to the north of Pontunia, which upon its creation in January 2020 was founded with the name "Pontchartrain-Maurepas". The shorter name "Pontunia" was soon derived from this as a nickname. Etymologies retrospectively assigned to Pontunia alone include the Greek primordial deity of the sea Pontus, or the Latin pōns ("bridge") in reference to the nearby Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.


On 12 January 2020, Andrew Perdomo, inspired after learning about the micronations of Molossia and Sealand, signed a Declaration of Independence to “preserve the culture and beauty of Southern Louisiana”, and became Duke of Pontchartrain-Maurepas, with his father Eric Perdomo, Lord of the Floridian March, as his regent. However, the Regency was abolished shortly afterwards on the 16th after a committee of vassals debated Andrew I’s minority, and decided that Andrew was not incapable of ruling and therefore did not require a regency. Eric was named heir apparent.

The Duchy had been founded with vague territorial claims, ill-defined other than a plan for an optimum future extent. On 2 September, the actual territorial extent of the Duchy was defined, with the name of the Ducal Domain. Shortly after this, a communist insurrection broke out against the ducal government, but was successfully quashed on 7 October.

On 13 February Pontunia was partitioned between an independent micronation and New Pontunia.

On 5 August 2021, the Duchy became a Kingdom.

On 26 February 2023, Madgett v. Perdomo was filed and decided in favor of Charles Madgett, making him the disputed new King of Pontunia. This led to Pontunian residents declaring a Catholic Republic.

On 13 May 2023 the monarchy was restored.

Government and politics

Pontunia is often called a 'Hybrid Regime', with Right wing beliefs being the most popular ideology. The state religions is Catholicism, though the constitution of Pontunia grants individuals freedom of religion, including the freedom to practice and the freedom to change religion.


Pontunia has a bicameral legislature, called the Parliament of Pontunia, comprised of the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house, and the Chanber of Peers, the upper house led by Pontunian Nobility. Elections occur on the first of January, April, July, and October through a single transferable voting system, as defined in the Constitution.

Political parties

Party/Alliance Main Ideology Political position Party leader
Coalition of National Unity Christian Democracy Centre-right Andrew Perdomo
Left-Front of Pontunia Centre-left to far-left N/A
Workers Front of Pontunia Socialism Hunt Powell
Revolutionary Socialist Front Libertarian socialism Luciferio Mickomik
Nationalist Party Left-wing nationalism Esty Carpentieri
Centrist Monarchist Cannoneers Party Social democracy Centre-left Moe

Foreign Relations and Defense

The diplomatic relations of Pontchartrain-Maurepas are implemented by the President. The power to grant official diplomatic recognition of sovereignty lies primarily with the President. The United States of America claims ownership of all land comprising Pontchartrain-Maurepas.

Nations under Pontunian Vassalage

Bilateral Contact

Unilateral Recognition

Unrecognized or Condemned Nations and Organizations

  • Venezuela, Iran, the PRC, Cuba and the DPRK, for being “oppressive dictatorships against the world.”
  • Palestine and Israel for "continuation of religious hostilities and false claims to the Holy Land."
  • Kosovo for being "an attempt by NATO to violate the sovereignty of Serbia."

Law and order

The Pontunian police was formed on 19 January 2020 in response to instances of cyber-crime. It is predominantly an organization to keep tabs on civilians. Prior to becoming a Crown Dependency, Pontunia claimed the right to administer the death penalty with royal approval. The Kingdom nominally threatens castration as an equivalent to capital punishment.

The Pontunian military is ultimately responsible for the defence of the Duchy, and has significant political influence. The Army is not a standing army, but called upon in times of need. It is divided into two divisions: Division I “Bayou Battlers” and Division II “Ragin Cajuns”. The Navy is comprised of 10 civilian speedboats, and a rowboat. All weapons are nerf guns and wooden batons. The Army got involved with a rebel cell in Mandeville.

Geography, territory and climate

Pontunia is mostly flat and built on drained swamp: the city of New Orleans is below sea level. The climate is subtropical and warm most of the year.


The Dukaten is on a Silver Standard, alongside considering Oreo packages legal tender.

Economy of Pontunia
CurrencyDukaten (Đ)
Fixed exchange rates10 Đ= 0.69 Troy Ounces Silver
Fiscal yearMarch–February
GDP71 Đ ($142)
Inflation2.49 %
Main industriesTourism, Fishing, Oil (offshore, not controlled)
ImportsElectricity, most commodities
Public finances
Public debt25 Đ ($50)
Credit ratingBBB+
Foreign reserves125 Đ ($250)
All values, unless otherwise stated, are in USD

Culture and media

The King is fluent in English, Castilian Spanish and Latin, plays piano and is involved in Shōrin-ryū Karate. Many Hollywood films are shot near Pontunia. Pontunia has US television and cable, and no restrictions on censorship are in place.

The citizens of Pontunia are avid consumers and capitalist, with the belief of “laissez le bon temps rouler“ (French for “let the good times roll“) predominant. Life is somewhat indulgent, but moderation still exists.

Typical music of the area includes jazz and zydeco. The National Dance is called “bōenska”, or Quarterstaff Dance. It also functions as a martial art of sorts, and is taught to the army, as well as privately.

Classification of Pontunia

  • Bricks and Mortar, Small, Statehood — 5th World (Boodlesmythe-Tallini)
  • 3.6 (Dresner's)
  • 1.9 (Economic Potential Index)
  • 3.46 (Democracy Index)
  • 4 (Freayth's)
  • 3.2 (Linden's)


  1. "Laissez les bons temps rouler" in Cajun French.

See also