Grand Duchy of Björkebo

From MicroWiki, the micronational encyclopædia
Jump to: navigation, search
Grand Duchy of Björkebo
Storhertigdömet Björkebo (Svenska)

Flag of Grand Duchy of Bjorkebo.png

Satellite picture of Grand Duchy of Bjorkebo.png

Satellite picture of Björkebo


Capital city Björkebo
Official language(s) English, Swedish
Short name Björkebo
Government Duchy
- Grand Duke HRH Anders Saltborn
Established 21 August, 2006 (Settlement founded)
17 November, 2015 (Grand Duchy established)
Area claimed 34,969m²
Population 3 (as of 2015 census)
Currency Barter
Time zone CET/CEST

The Grand Duchy of Björkebo, Storhertigdömet Björkebo is an administrative region under the Republic of Latitudia that was established on 17 November 2015 as a Grand Duchy. Before that it was known as the Northern Outpost Settlement since the founding of Latitudia some 9 years earlier.

Geography

Björkebo is completely surrounded by the People's Republic of Northern Medelpad, but some say also the Kingdom of Sweden lays claim on the surrounding areas.

Government and politics

Björkebo is fairly autonomously governed by the ruling Grand Duke or Duchess, however always observing Latitudian Law and constitution and is by that de facto governed by the High Council of Latitudia. The current Grand Duke is representing Björkebo in the High Council, at his seat as Chairman.

Military and Law Enforcement

The Grand Duchy has no army or civilian policing force, but is protected by The People's Army of Latitudia through its residents.

Culture

Björkebo is observing and celebrating cultural expressions from Latitudia, People's Republic of Northern Medelpad and Sweden.

National Holidays

Outside celebrating the Latitudian holidays, the Founding Day is observed annually on 17 November. Legends say that if there is snow on Founding Day, the following summer will be very fruitful.

Lordships

The Grand Duchy is not awarding any medals, awards or knighthoods, but do appoint Lords and Ladies. This is a highly ceremonial and prestigous title and is given to Latitudian as well as foreign citizens. The titles are individual and often closely linked to local culture and geography. The official style is Firstname Lastname, Lord/Lady of <distinct matter>.

Foreign relations

Most foreign relations are managed through Latitudia, but some are considered to be handled directly with the Grand Duchy.

Formal relations through a treaty

Citizenship

Citizenship is automatically but volontarily granted to individuals residing within the Grand Duchy's claimed territory.

See also

List of micronations