Jarldom of Hjalvik

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Jarldom of Hjalvik
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Flag of Hjalvik
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Hjalsk Coat of Arms

Motto
Ve troþum hver ve viltum
(We tread where we please)
Capital cityHamarsey
Largest cityTanþheim
Official language(s)English (spoken)
Hjalsk (legal)
Helwiccisc (dialectal)
Official religion(s)Atheism, Norse paganism, Christianity
Short nameHjalvik
DemonymHjalsk, Hjalvian
GovernmentJarldom
- 1st Jarl of HjalvikJarl Juvan Haugr I
- 2nd Jarl of HjalvikJarl Keaghan Bjarni I
Established29 August 2020
Population15 (as of October 2020)
CurrencyHjalsk Skilingr
Pound Sterling (accepted)
Time zoneGreenwich Mean Time
National animalSeal
Patron saintStuart Hill

The Jarldom of Hjalvik, commonly referred to as Hjalvik, is a micronation located within the Orkney Islands of the United Kingdom. Its territory spans across multiple claimed colonies, both islands and landlocked territories. The Hjalsk Armed Forces are responsible for the defence of Hjalvik.

Etymology

The name and language of Hjalvik were both inspired by Norse culture. In Old Norse, the name means ‘Hilt Bay’, with 'hjalt' meaning 'hilt' and 'vik', or more modernly 'wick', meaning 'bay'.

History

Hjalvik was declared independent from the United Kingdom on 29 August 2020, beginning with the capital island of Hamarsey, followed shortly after by Haugrhus, Bjarnihus, Engrhus and Tanþheim, and from then the Jarldom continues to grow, now with eleven territories. The former territory of Kenheim was initially claimed, but not long after became an Overseas Dependency of Hjalvik, governed by a Hjalsk citizen. On 5 September, it was agreed by the Hjalsk Government that the territory of Mykilsker would be returned to the UK after the capital of Hjalvik has been transferred to the territory of Norþholmr. On 6 September, a final agreement was made that the island of Skerholmr, within the Mykilsker territory, should continue to operate under Hjalsk rule, after Mykilsker Island has been returned to British rule.

Geography

Hjalvik is located within the Orkney Islands of Scotland. Most of the territories are surrounded by the North Sea, although some are landlocked. Most of the territories boardering the sea are rocky, and change size depending on the height of the tide. Hjalvik is split into five main districts; Carfold, Lækfold, Midfold, Norþfold and Toftland.

Territories

Hjalvik has 12 officially claimed territories. These all together equate to a resident population of 8. Hjalvik also has 3 overseas dependencies. These are not officially part of Hjalvik, although they are still claimed by the Jarldom.

Name Flag District Area Population
Territories
Bjarnihus N/A Midfold N/A 1
Engrhus N/A Midfold N/A 1
Grösdunr N/A Norþfold N/A 0
Hamarsey Hamarsey Flag.jpeg Carfold N/A 0
Haugrhus N/A Midfold N/A 2
Hestavagr Flag of Hestavagr.jpeg Toftland N/A 0
Hundvegr Flag of Hundvegr.png Norþfold N/A 1
Mykilsker N/A Carfold N/A 0
Norþholmr Norþholmr Flag.png Lækfold N/A 0
Sandvölr N/A Norþfold N/A 2
Suþholmr Flag of Suþholmr.jpeg Lækfold N/A 0
Tanþheim Flag of Tanþheim.jpeg Norþfold N/A 1
Overseas Dependencies
Jarnes Flag of Jarnes.jpeg Carfold N/A 0
Kenheim Flag of Kenheim.jpeg Lækfold N/A 1
Toftvölr Flag of Toftvölr.jpeg Toftland N/A 0

Foreign Relations

There are several micronations or states that Hjalvik recognises as independent, which the United Nations does not. Hjalvik currently has only two official foreign alliances, which are with the Principality of Wolfenstein, and the Ríocht of Inishkea. On 21 September, Jarl Juvan I got into contact with Emperor Jonathan I of Austenasia, who declared an informal friendship between both states.

Official Alliances

Hjalvik has signed formal documents with the state leaders, to create official alliances with the following nations.

Nation Date of Alliance
Principality of Wolfenstein Official Flag.png Principality of Wolfenstein 30 September 2020
Ríocht of Inishkea 3 October 2020
New Flag of Centralia.png Confederation of Nova Tromsø 27 October 2020

Informal Relations

Hjalvik has informal friendship agreements with the following nations.

Nation Date of Friendship
Low National Flag.png Republic of Lowenia 20 September 2020
Flag of Austenasia.png Empire of Austenasia 21 September 2020
Alfaland.jpg Holy Empire of Great Alfalandia 1 October 2020
Rockall flag.png Republic of Rockall 1 October 2020

Recognises

The following states are those not officially recognised by the United Nations, though are officially recognised by Hjalvik.

Nation Date of Recognition
Forvik Flag.jpg Sovereign State of Forvik 29 August 2020
Flag of Sealand.svg Principality of Sealand 29 August 2020
Flag of Palestine.svg State of Palestine 29 August 2020
Low National Flag.png Republic of Lowenia 19 September 2020
Flag of Austenasia.png Empire of Austenasia 19 September 2020
Saxonflag.png Angle-Saxish Kingdom 29 September 2020
Principality of Wolfenstein Official Flag.png Principality of Wolfenstein 30 September 2020
Alfaland.jpg Holy Empire of Great Alfalandia 1 October 2020
Ríocht of Inishkea 1 October 2020
Flag of Nordika.png Principality of Nordika 1 October 2020
Rockall flag.png Republic of Rockall 1 October 2020
Glynawan Flag.png Principality of Glynawan 1 October 2020
Empire of Aenopia flag.png Empire of Aenopia 2 October 2020
Luchijan.png Republic of Luchijan 25 October 2020
New Flag of Centralia.png Confederation of Nova Tromsø 27 October 2020

Organisations

Name Entry Status
UNM Flag.png Union of Nordic Micronations 28 September 2020 Leader

National Officials

Current Status

Hjalvik currently still owns eleven territories, and as of 2020 has a resident population of 8, and overall 15 official citizens, including all military personnel and civilians. Plans for the Mykilsker handover ceremony are currently being discussed by the Hjalsk Government.