Kingdom of Arlandica

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Kingdom of Arlandica
Flag of Kingdom of Arlandica
Coat of arms of Kingdom of Arlandica
Coat of arms
Motto: The flag once raised will never fall!
Anthem: Our Land is So Beautiful
Territory controlled and claimed by the Kingdom of Arlandica in dark green.
Territory controlled and claimed by the Kingdom of Arlandica in dark green.
CapitalSanto Niño City
Largest cityRio Santiago City
Official languagesCebuano, English, Ilocano
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups
GovernmentUnitary constitutional monarchy under a non-partisan democracy[a]
• Monarch
Jerold I
Benz Gian Arellano
LegislatureCouncil of Arlandica
June 29, 1848
December 10, 1898
July 4, 1946
April 20, 2020
• Monarchy
December 26, 2020
May 23, 2022
• Total
785,874.24[b] km2 (303,427.74 sq mi)
• Water (%)
• 2022 census
13 citizens
161 residents
CurrencyArlandican dollar, Philippine peso[c]
Time zoneUTC+8, +5 and +12
Date formatmm/dd/yyyy
Calling code+63

Arlandica (/arˈlanˈdiː.kaː/ aar-LAN-di-kah), officially the Kingdom of Arlandica,[d][e] is a self-proclaimed sovereign state, commonly known as micronation by external observers. Arlandica is a transcontinental, enclave and exclave country. Its territories are located in the Philippine archipelago and Eastern Antarctica, which comprises of six provinces namely the Arlandican Capital Territory, Arlandican Antarctic Territory, Galrea, Lémarita, Nueva Bago and Paddaya.[1][f] The capital city is Santo Niño City, while the financial center and largest city is Rio Santiago City.

The kingdom was founded on April 20, 2020 (2 years ago) by King Jerold I, it's current monarch. Arlandica claims to be the successor to and continuation of the Realm of Davao Gulf (existed from 1800 to 1850), although there are no basis for this claim. The micronation is a personal project and political secessionist entity, with no ambition or aim to rebel against the government of Republic of the Philippines. It is a place for anyone who wants to experience and learn about governance.

Arlandica is at rank 24 with a score of 4.0 in Categoric-Gradial System of Classification, rank 50 in Human Development Index, rank 2 in Micronational Climate Change Performance Index and rank 11 with a score of 9.0 in Micronational Democracy Index. It is a former member of Accande Terrie Ornindo and Oceanic-Antarctic Micronational Commonwealth.



Earliest hominin activity in the Philippine archipelago is dated back to at least 709,000 years ago. The area of what is now Santo Niño City was once a lush forest inhabited by lumadic peoples such as the Bagobos and Matigsalugs. Meanwhile, in the area of what is now Galrea, Paddaya and Lémarita, Spanish Empire already occupied most of Luzon earlier before the Europeans landed in Davao.

On April 1848, José Cruz de Uyanguren of Vergara, landed on the estuary of the Davao river and conquered the land. Datu Bago resisted against the Spaniards but he was failed to defend his settlements. Datu Bago was forced to retreat further inland. The Spanish control of the areas in Davao gulf was unstable at best, as its Lumad and Moro natives routinely resisted the attempts of the Spanish authorities to forcibly resettle them and convert them into Christians.

The Philippines then became a territory of the United States. U.S. forces suppressed a revolution led by Emilio Aguinaldo. However, in 1942 during World War II, Japan occupied the Philippines. The U.S. military overpowered the Japanese in 1945. Since then it's land has been ruled by a number of nations, most notably the Republic of the Philippines.

First Era

On April 2020, Jerold Lopez Garte Jr., exactly on his birthday, annouced the establishment of Federal Democratic Republic of Arland. The first original territory was the surrounding areas of Arland river, It's territories expanded over the next several years. That time, He prioritized creating Flags and coat of arms. Few months later, Arlandica established it's first Foreign relations and contact with Vilasia, it's neighboring micronation. Arland (or FDRA), began to take some territories in Antarctica, Davao gulf and Mariana islands. Arlandica is the first Filipino micronation to lay claims in the Antarctic continent.

The administration recieved many criticisms while the Country experiences instability. On October 2020, Jerold decided to leave the United Arland Communist Party and declared a temporary dictatorship, In order to remove all leftist influence and figures within the country. 2 months later, Jerold wants to establish a monarchy but his sister, Je-ann Garte, disagree about it, She more supports the continuation of the Republic under the Communist party. Je-ann attempted to overthrow her brother out from the leadership by organizing a Coup d'état, but She failed as having not enough supporters, after Jerold being coronated as the monarch.

Second Era

On January 2021, Jerold renamed the country from Arland to Arlandica, And he enacted the Arlandica's first documented constitution. However, it's not enough to fix the problems of his Government. Later then, Arlandica annexed EstaGrik to add it on it's collection of colonies. Including mainland Arlandica, the total amount of land under Arlandican sovereignty reached 2,400,000 km2 (930,000 sq mi) — 97% of it are concentrated in Antarctic claims — in February 2021, Its greatest extent so far.

Suleiman became the next monarch of Arlandica replacing Jerold,[g] after they've signed an agreement called the "Arlandic agreement", On March 2021, It allows Renderfeit and other foreign states to take interventions on the Internal affairs of Arlandica. Antarctic claims and other colonies went abandoned (until 2022) while EstaGrik became part of Renderfeit. Some supporters and Arlandicans was unhappy about the agreement, In addition to not being consulted, Suleiman's rule makes the country more on dependent to Renderfeit. Foreign micronational leaders in the Philippines expresses their interest to Arlandica to join as part of their micronations, with a promise that they can govern the country very well, Arlandican people and Jerold rejected all of their offers.

Two weeks after Suleiman came into power, Jerold started a movement seeks to make himself as the Head of state. He refused calling himself the "prime minister" and favors to being a "monarch". Arland Crisis occurred because of the conflicts between Suleiman and Jerold I. The forces of Arlandica successfully liberated the entire country and the Independence was restored.

Third Era

Political stability and economic development in the Country are seen by the people because of the new laws implemented by the King, his policy is to prioritize the Arlandicans first. Despite having continuous developments, unknown rebels (supported by Qinnowah) in Nueva Bago province started an uprising against the monarch resulted a battle, however, it ended up with Arlandican victory. The government of Arlandica and the Vilasian Empire signed a mutual defense and cooperation treaty, forming an alliance regarding the Intermicronational defence. The country upholds Civilian supremacy and has no forms of military. Coulman Island (by 2022 Treaty of Coulman) and Baylosa (by 2021 Annexation of Baylosa) are the former territories of Arlandica which are now part of Vilasian Empire. That time, King Jerold I abolished all elements of colonialism in order to have more modernized and standard Government.

On May 2022, King Jerold I enacted the 2022 Arlandican Constitution. In the same day, Several ministries and the Council was created. The capital was renamed from Arland City to Santo Niño City. Since then, Lémarita, Paddaya, Galrea, Nueva Bago, Arlandican Capital Territory and Arlandican Antarctic Territory joined Arlandica as it's provinces. On December 2022, Arlandica changed itself from a principality into a kingdom, following a constitutional amendment.


Mount Menzies, The tallest mountain in Arlandica
Left to right, top to bottom: Beach in the Golden coast; The plains of Abrial during sunset; Lémarita palace; Central square; and Mountains behind Paddaya

Arlandica consists of thirteen enclaves, two exclaves and thirty-four islands and coral reefs across parts of the Philippines, as well as territorial claims in East Antarctica. The current arrangement of borders of Arlandica is defined by the constitution. The six provinces occupy a combined area of 785,874 square kilometers (303,427 square miles), same sizes as Turkey. It is bordered entirely by the Philippines. Santo Niño City is located 7°08'N latitude and 125°36'E longitude. The tallest mountain in Arlandica is Mount Menzies (3,355 meters above sea level). The country is estimated to be one of the largest micronations in the world in terms of the amount of territorial claims.

Arlandica has control and presence over its five provinces in the Philippines but not its Antarctic territory, still, they have no intentions to give up its territorial claims there.


Arland River

All of the provinces of Arlandica, excluding its Antarctic claim, has tropical maritime climate that is usually hot and humid. The average temperature is around 27 °C. There are three seasons: a hot dry season from March to May; a rainy season from June to November; and a cool dry season from December to February. The southwest monsoon lasts from May to October and the northeast monsoon from November to April. On the other hand, the Antarctic claim has Polar climate, That province has an average temperature of less than 10 °C (50 °F).

Climate data for Santo Niño City (2021-2022)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35.0
Average high °C (°F) 30.9
Daily mean °C (°F) 27.3
Average low °C (°F) 23.7
Record low °C (°F) 17.0
Average Rainfall mm (inches) 166.8
Average relative humidity (%) 82 80 78 77 80 82 82 81 81 81 81 81 81
Average rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 11 9 9 9 13 14 13 12 11 12 12 11 136
Source: Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development

Climate data for Mac. Robertson Land (2021-2022)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11.0
Average low °C (°F) -1.0
Source: Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development

Territorial waters

Skyline of Kalinawan

The Territorial waters of Arlandica are defined according to the principles set out in Article 46 of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. The kingdom has 703,860 square kilometers (271,761 square miles) of territorial waters that includes internal waters, the territorial sea, the contiguous zone and the exclusive economic zone.

Biodiversity and environment

The Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development is responsible for agriculture industry, environment and/or natural resources. Nearly 97% of Arlandican territory are Nature reserves (Uninhabited land, forest, coral area). The most lush, tropical and fertile areas in the country are found in the provinces of Lémarita, Nueva Bago, Galrea, Paddaya and Arlandican Capital Territory. There are some species mamals, fishes, flowers and birds in the mentioned provinces. Meanwhile, the Arlandican Antarctic Territory is permanently covered by ice and it has relatively low biodiversity, with only a small number of species of terrestrial plants, animals, algae, and lichens. The coasts and adjacent islands are the breeding ground for various seabirds and penguins, and the leopard seal, Weddell seal, elephant seal, crabeater seal and Ross seal breed on the surrounding pack ice in summer. The country is considered a "strong performer" in environmental protection efforts. Chicken is the National animal of Arlandica, as commonly found in most parts of territories. Gumamela flower is recognized as the National flower.

Natural resources

Significant natural resources in Arlandica include: ore, limestone, coal, natural gas, copper and arable land.


Arlandica is named after King Jerold I, from his nickname "Ar", in honor to him for creating the micronation.


Lémarita palace (right) and other establishments (left) in Rio Santiago City, Arlandica's largest city and financial center

Arlandica is a capitalist country that has free market economy. Furthermore, all products, goods and services depends from its macronation, the Philippines. The country has dual-currency system being Philippine peso and Arlandican dollar are the official currencies for use. Arlandica is a micronationally developing country and possesses a stable notaphiliac economy. All assets of the government are saved in the treasury, managed by the Ministry of Finance.[h] Gross National Happiness or GNH is also used here to measure collective happiness of the population, with an happiness score of between 6 to 7 over 10.

Science and Technology

The Ministry of Education is the government ministry that is responsible for providing education and the development of coordination of science and technology-related projects in Arlandica, They are also responsible for the supervision, adjudication and control over all telecommunications services. Almost all of Arlandicans are cellular phone users despite of having the slowest Internet connection in most of areas.

The Arlandican Space and Meteorological Agency (ASMA) is the official Volcanology research institution, Meteorological administration and Space program of Arlandica, It is handled by the same ministry. Prior to the creation of this agency, based in Daya City, Paddaya Province. It has a challenge of insufficient funding. In 2023, Arlandica have a plan to be independent on Weather forecasting and Earthquake reports, The country will soon not relying on Macronational agencies regarding to it. The study of Planetary science will be conducted by the autodidacts who acts as the Scientists.


Poultry and Rice industry in Arlandica

Agriculture is a major industry in Arlandica,[i] as most of it's territory are farms. Agricultural activity occurs in every Arlandican Provinces with the exception of Arlandican Antarctic Territory. Arlandica produces rice, spices, fruits and vegetables, the products can be exported and others will keep it to be benefit by the people. The agriculture sector is managed by the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development. Labor laws depend on the Philippines. Even though The country has coastlines, Arlandicans has no interests in fishing, Foreign vessels are allowed to go to Arlandica's territorial waters for fishing and trading purposes.

Government and politics

Chart of the political system of Arlandica

Arlandica is a unitary state under a constitutional monarchy. The 2022 Arlandican Constitution was adopted in May 23, 2022 and It establishes the structure and responsibilities of Arlandican government.[2]


The monarchy of Arlandica, whose monarch is referred to as the king of Arlandica is the head of state with executive and legislative powers. In addition, He is also the Commander-in-chief of the Civil guards. The reigning monarch now is King Jerold I. Although, he exercises most of government powers and the Prime minister advices him. As the monarchy is constitutional, the monarch is limited to functions such as bestowing honours and appointing the prime minister, which are performed in a non-partisan manner. The sovereign can create laws.

Council of Arlandica

Arlandican officers during a virtual meeting

The Council of Arlandica consists of five members from different ministries and offices, with the Prime minister as it's head, and will be an advisory body to the monarch. The Prime minister has the responsibilities to appoint ministers. The Prime minister exercises advisory and judicial powers. The Prime minister and his ministers usually conducts annual Governance sessions to discuss plans, projects and other matters related to Arlandica and micronationalism.

Administrative divisions

Arlandica is not a federation, but a decentralised unitary country. While sovereignty is vested in the nation as a whole, the nation has, in variable degrees, devolved power to the provinces, which, in turn, exercise their right to self-government within the limits set forth in the constitution. Provincial governments may refer to as the Local Government Units. It has two levels of administrative division, they are, from highest to the lowest:

Flag Coat of arms Name Governor Administrative center Cities Territories Population (Number of citizens and residents) Land area
Flag of the Arlandican Capital Territory.jpg
Coat of arms of the Arlandican Capital Territory.png
Arlandican Capital Territory
Santo Niño City
0.07 km²
Flag of Arlandican Antarctic Territory.jpg
Coat of Arms of the Arlandican Antarctic Territory.png
Arlandican Antarctic Territory
Mac. Robertson Land
785,867.36 km²
Flag of the Province of Galrea.jpg
Coat of Arms of Galrea Province.png
Province of Galrea
Vladimir Fernsby
Imperial City
0.01 km²
Lémarita Province Flag.jpg
Coat of Arms of Lémarita Province.png
Province of Lémarita
Benz Gian Arellano
Rio Santiago City
6.70 km²
Flag of the Province of Nueva Bago.png
Coat of Arms of Nueva Bago Province.png
Province of Nueva Bago
Je-ann Garte
Veracruz City
0.01 km²
Flag of the Province of Paddaya.jpg
Coat of Arms of Paddaya Province.png
Province of Paddaya
Joshua Borja
Daya City
0.09 km²


Arlandica depends upon it's macronation, the Philippines, for military protection. The Civil Guards of Arlandica is a law enforcement agency used for security and border control. In the event of war or other emergencies, the Civil guards can act as the military force if proclaimed so by its Chief of staff.


Propaganda poster

Arlandican people are culturally assimilated by the Western influence. The monarchy in Arlandica is inspired from the politics in European and Middle eastern Kingdoms.


The monarchy in Arlandica is the core component of Arlandican nationalism. It is a form of nationalism, royalism and cultural nationalism found in Arlandica, a right-wing ideology. Arlandican nationalism is characterised by a strong sentiment to the monarch and the constitution.


Arlandica described itself as a christian state because Christianity is declared as the official national religion. The government still respects the non-christian minorities. Santo Niño de Cebú is the country's patron saint.

Tourist attractions

Arlandica is home to a variety of both man-made and natural landmarks, There are two designated landmarks, Arland River and Lémarita Palace. Arland River is a natural landmark comprises a river, It is an important historical area. Arland River is surrounded by trees. On the other hand, Lémarita Palace is a residence that is known for it's Antillean architecture. Lémarita Palace is the official residence of the current Prime minister.


Arlandica has one museum namely the National Museum of History, Arts and Culture located in Rio Santiago City, Lémarita Province. The museum features archeological and flag collections.

National Colours

This is the National colours of Arlandica:

  • Blue  
  • White  
  • Yellow  


The Sports Committee of Arlandica is a governmental committee responsible to encourage and promote the development of the sports in Arlandica. It is attached to the Ministry of Education. There are few major sports in the country such as basketball, soccer and online gaming.

Music and Entertainment

The Music of Arlandica refers to the music of Arlandican people and their interests in K-pop and Western pop songs. While having no local artist, Arlandicans are fan of several famous foreign music artists.


Arlandicans are the people who are citizens or native to Arlandica. They are related to Austronesian peoples, most of them are filipinos and speaks several Philippine and Asian languages which makes them a multilingual country; Arlandica recognizes Cebuano, Ilocano and English as it's official languages.

Foreign relations

State visit of King Jerold I to Vilasia

The Prime minister is in charge of Arlandica's Diplomatic relations and foreign policy, while the king has power to sign treaties and agreements with other micronations and organizations.

Micronations that has Diplomatic ties with Arlandica

Recognized; No relations

Diplomatic missions


  1. All officers of the Arlandican government are not affiliated to any political parties.
  2. Arlandican Antarctic Territory is a sector of Antarctica that is claimed by Arlandica on December 14, 2020 as one of its provinces, of which it is by far the largest by area. It is partially disputed by several micronations. No one from Arlandica has ever been to the said territory, due to it's remoteness and harsh weather. As of now, only few micronations recognizes the Arlandican Antarctic Territory as a province of the kingdom. Excluding Antarctic claims, Arlandica would only have a land area of 6.88 square kilometers or 2.65 square miles.
  3. Arlandican dollar is not widely used in people's Daily transactions and supposedly for display only.
  4. Cebuano: Gingharian sa Arlandika; Ilocano: Pagarian ti Arlandika; Filipino: Kaharian ng Arlandika; Spanish: Reino de Arlandica; Hiligaynon: Ginharían sang Arlandika; Lémaritan: Kodgnik fo Arlandicé
  5. The former official names are: Federal Democratic Republic of Arland or FDRA (April 20, 2020 - December 26, 2020), Grand Duchy of Arlandica (December 26, 2020 - March 6, 2021), Coppacian Dominion of Arlandica (March 6, 2021 - March 19, 2021), Sovereign Principality of Arlandica (March 19, 2021 - December 31, 2022)
  6. Each provinces enjoys a highly decentralized form of territorial organization, and thus Arlandica is not a federation, since the country is superior to the provinces and retains full sovereignty.
  7. Jerold was the prime minister according to the Arlandic agreement, but later then he refused and retains calling himself the rightful monarch of Arlandica, Stephen exercised his power as the prime minister.
  8. The money of the government are all donated by the Arlandican officers voluntarily.
  9. Farmlands and other businesses are owned by the families of Arlandican citizens.


  1. Philippine Micronations (February 2022). "Micronations in the Philippines".
  2. Jerold Lopez Garte (May 2022). "The 2022 Arlandican Constitution".
  3. Office of Foreign affairs (May 2021). "Diplomatic relations between Arlandica and Volletnia".

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