Federal Kingdom of Zukeland

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Federal Kingdom of Zukeland
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Motto
"De unitate et diversitate conspicimus prosperabitur" (Latin: By unity and diversity we shall prosper)
Anthem
Star of the South
Antarctic Peninsula, Ellsworth Land, South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, and minor outlying islands and territories
Capital city Swynport, Grand Duchy of Bransfield, Federal Kingdom of Zukeland]]
Largest city Villa Las Estrellas, Commonwealth of South Shetland and South Orkney, Federal Kingdom of Zukeland
Official language(s) English, Esperanto, Latin
Recognized Regional Languages
German (Ernst Thälmann Island)
Official religion(s) Roman Catholicism (official)
Short name Zukeland
Demonym Zukelander
Government Federal Semi- Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
- King Demarco the Great
- Chancellor Edwin Tapia
Legislature Federal Diet
Established 20 June 2014
Area claimed ~130,000 sq mi
Population 1455 (as of 2016 census)
Currency Zukelandic Mark
Time zone (UTC]-3)
National sport Strokeball (Armball)
National animal Crabeater Seal
This nation is a member of the United Micronational Council

Temporary Zukelandic Government Website Until 2024
Temporary Zukelandic Forum Until 2024

Zukeland(English: [zuːkɫænd] ; Esperanto: [zukeland] ; Latin: [zukɛland]), officially the Federal Kingdom of Zukeland is a micronation primarily located on the Antarctic Peninsula, although also possessing numerous minor territories outside Antarctica. This nation consists of 9 federal states and 3 territories. At roughly 130,000 square miles and a population of 1455, it is the 3rd largest and 9th most populous micronation.

Etymology

The name Zukeland derives from the prefix Zuke, and the Germanic word "land" meaning "area or region" in virtually all Germanic languages.

Simplified Pronunciation

Zook-land

Geography and climate

Geography and climate vary significantly within Zukeland, but excluding overseas region, the overall climate of Zukeland is primarily composed of polar tundra and ice caps. An example of Zukelandic climate can be found below in the monthly climate averages of Esperanza, Grand Duchy of Bransfield, Zukeland.

Climate data for Esperanza (1961–1990, extremes 1945–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.9
(58.8)
15.5
(59.9)
17.5
(63.5)
15.9
(60.6)
17.2
(63)
13.3
(55.9)
14.0
(57.2)
13.0
(55.4)
11.4
(52.5)
17.0
(62.6)
14.3
(57.7)
14.6
(58.3)
17.5
(63.5)
Average high °C (°F) 3.1
(37.6)
2.6
(36.7)
−0.4
(31.3)
−3.4
(25.9)
−5.6
(21.9)
−6.6
(20.1)
−6.4
(20.5)
−6.2
(20.8)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.3
(32.5)
1.3
(34.3)
3.2
(37.8)
−1.7
(28.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
−0.5
(31.1)
−3.1
(26.4)
−7.3
(18.9)
−9.6
(14.7)
−10.9
(12.4)
−10.8
(12.6)
−10.5
(13.1)
−7.0
(19.4)
−3.6
(25.5)
−1.7
(28.9)
0.4
(32.7)
−5.3
(22.5)
Average low °C (°F) −1.8
(28.8)
−2.9
(26.8)
−6.4
(20.5)
−11.1
(12)
−13.4
(7.9)
−15.1
(4.8)
−15.0
(5)
−14.7
(5.5)
−11.1
(12)
−7.4
(18.7)
−4.6
(23.7)
−2.1
(28.2)
−8.8
(16.2)
Record low °C (°F) −8.5
(16.7)
−13.2
(8.2)
−20.9
(−5.6)
−26.0
(−14.8)
−29.6
(−21.3)
−30.0
(−22)
−38.4
(−37.1)
−32.0
(−25.6)
−32.6
(−26.7)
−23.2
(−9.8)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−9.7
(14.5)
−38.4
(−37.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56.2
(2.213)
65.0
(2.559)
75.5
(2.972)
59.1
(2.327)
54.4
(2.142)
47.4
(1.866)
54.1
(2.13)
72.1
(2.839)
62.2
(2.449)
56.4
(2.22)
65.0
(2.559)
59.0
(2.323)
726.4
(28.598)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 14 14 17 17 14 11 13 15 15 15 16 16 177
Average snowy days 16 15 16 16 14 13 14 14 16 15 16 16 181
Average relative humidity (%) 82 80 80 80 80 79 80 80 79 80 81 80 80
Mean monthly sunshine hours 93.0 127.1 89.9 60.0 31.0 12.0 21.7 43.4 87.0 136.4 144.0 161.2 1,006.7
Mean daily sunshine hours 3.0 4.5 2.9 2.0 1.0 0.4 0.7 1.4 2.9 4.4 4.8 5.2 2.8
Percent possible sunshine - - - - - - - - - - - - 22
Source #1: Weatherbase (temperatures),<a href="#cite_note-weatherbase-12">[10]</a> NOAA (precipitation),<a href="#cite_note-NOAA-13">[11]</a> Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (precipitation and snowy days)<a href="#cite_note-SMN-14">[12]</a><a href="#cite_note-SMN2-15">[13]</a>
Source #2: Meteo Climat (record highs and lows),<a href="#cite_note-meteoclimat-16">[14]</a> <a href="/wiki/Deutscher_Wetterdienst" title="Deutscher Wetterdienst">Deutscher Wetterdienst</a> (sun, 1982–1990 and humidity, 1982–1995)<a href="#cite_note-DWD-17">[15]</a>