Kingdom of Quinta Velha
|Kingdom of Quinta Velha|
|Religion(2020)||Roman Catholic (82%)|
|05 November 2018|
|12 March 2020|
|07 April 2020|
• 2020 estimate
|Currency||CS Doubloon (Δ$) (CSD)|
|Drives on the||right|
Quinta Velha, officially Kingdom of Quinta Velha (Portuguese: Reino da Quinta Velha) is a Brazilian micronation, an enclave in the city of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte. With approximately 11 citizens, the territories of the Kingdom are made up of residences belonging to the reigning family. Founded in 2018, Quinta Velha combines cultural elements of northeastern Brazil with Portuguese colonial influences, present in the history of Brazil. The Economy is based on the service sector and crafts. The Kingdom is an autocracy and all powers are concentrated in the figure of the King.
Isolated until 2020, the Kingdom of Quinta Velha emerged in the micronational scenario as one of the constituents of the Brazilian Sector, in addition to being one of the signatories to the Treaty that gave rise to the Santiago Conference.
The micronation is influenced by the Empire of Brazil, as well as the Kingdom of Portugal. The Brazilian and also indigenous influence is perceived in the names of noble titles, typical foods and other cultural elements.
The Kingdom's name derives from an old rural property located in the Quintas neighborhood, in the city of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil. Still during the Brazilian colonial period, a farm belonging to Portuguese was called there, called "Quinta Velha". In this neighborhood is located one of the most important territories of the Kingdom, which was named "Quinta Velha" in honor of this historic passage in the city of Natal.
Foundation - Lordship of the lands of Santa Rita de Cássia
The Kingdom of Quinta Velha was founded on November 5, 2018 as "Lordship of the lands of Santa Rita de Cássia" and consisted of a residence belonging to the Albuquerque Family, located on the beach of Santa Rita, north coast of Natal. During this period, micronation activity was limited to internal organization and the creation of Kingdom Cultural Institutions. The Line was established as a currency, the General Historical Institute and the Manor Library were created. With the publication of Ordination number 008.2019 of October 15, 2020, two residences located in the neighborhood of Quintas are attached to the territories of the Landlord, the Landlord is elevated to Kingdom and renamed Kingdom of Quinta Velha.
Kingdom of Quinta Velha and the following years
After being elevated to Kingdom, the Quinta Velha Government continued to dedicate itself to the nation's internal structuring. One of the measures taken was to carry out the 2019 Census to understand the characteristics of the national population. In addition, the existing institutions in the country were renamed in addition to the creation of new institutions, such as the Royal Institute of Geography and Statistics and the Royal Urban Trains Company, responsible for administering the 147 meters of railway that cross the territory of the Kingdom and connect the country to the city of Natal and Ceará-Mirim, in Rio Grande do Norte.
In 2020 the Kingdom of Quinta Velha decided to open its diplomatic policy to the micronational community and one of the first actions was the ratification of the Persenburg Treaty, which made the micronation one of the constituents of the bloc called the Brazilian Sector. In addition, the Kingdom becomes one of the main articulators of the Santiago Treaty.
With the diplomatic opening, the Kingdom signed recognition treaties with the Republic of Rino Island and reaffirmed its alliance and friendship with the Karno-Ruthenian Empire.
Politics and government
The Kingdom of Quinta Velha is an autocracy, where all powers are concentrated in the King. Internally, the royal family serves as a kind of advisory body to the King, with the Queen Consort actively participating in State decision-making. The current King is Thomas de Albuquerque.
Law and order
For matters of extreme importance the King may summon the General Courts, formed by deputies elected for this purpose and who serve as an Advisory Council to the King on a predetermined agenda.
The King can also summon the Courts of Justice to judge existing cases in the National Court. These courts may have a more permanent character due to the legal nature of the proceedings. In general, most of the most complex and nationally influential decisions are made in consultation with these institutions. More ordinary matters are resolved only by the National Government and by the person of the King.
International Relations are conducted by the King in conjunction with the Secretary for International Relations, head of the Royal Office of International Relations. The Kingdom maintains recognition with the Republic of Rino Island and the Karno-Rutheno Empire, in addition to all the members of the Santiago Conference.
It is one of the signatories to the Persenburg Treaty, the Goetha Protocol and the Santiago Treaty, in addition to being part of the Brazilian Sector.
The National Guard is the land branch of the armed forces of Quinta Velha. It is distributed in the national territory through the Body Guards, being the 1st in the parish of Quinta Velha, the 2nd in Riachuelo and the 3rd in Santa Rita.
The National Guard mainly acts by monitoring the virtual territories of the Kingdom, while physical security is shared with the police force of Rio Grande do Norte, the State Military Police. In addition, the Kingdom has an intelligence force called the Homeland Security Service.
Geography and climate
The Kingdom is divided into Parishes, they are the parish of Quinta Velha, Riachuelo and Santa Rita.
The parish of Santa Rita is located in a region of dunes, with vegetation cover formed by the coastal boards. Its tropical climate is rainy with an average minimum temperature of 23.3 ° C and an average maximum of 31.2 ° C. The parish of Quinta Velha and the parish of Riachuelo are enclaves in the city of Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, with a mostly urban landscape. Quinta Velha, close to the Potengi River, has predominantly mangrove vegetation, the rainy tropical climate applies to both parishes with an average maximum temperature of 30.0 ° C and an average minimum of 24.0 ° C.
Culture and media
Because it is strongly inserted in the Brazilian Northeast, the Kingdom ends up suffering cultural influence from that region. Typical festivals such as Carnival and June festivals are celebrated in the Kingdom. Corn-based foods such as hominy, mush and couscous are part of the typical foods of the people of Quintavel. Also among the typical foods are tapioca, manioc (cooked or fried), sun and beef jerky. Coffee is considered the typical drink of the Kingdom.
Carnival festivities and June festivals are celebrated in the Kingdom more effectively. Traditional dates like Christmas are also very busy in Quinta Velha.
The literature is heavily influenced by Northeastern authors such as Ariano Suassuna and Nísia Floresta. There is also the production of literature within the Kingdom itself, highlighting the collection of chronicles "Lost Chronicles of Everyday Life" written and published by the King himself.
Most religiosity is Catholic. Although there are no churches in the Kingdom, 82% of the population professes religion, practicing their services at home. 18% of the population is a spiritist and studies also take place in the homes of the Kingdom, without the existence of spiritist centers. There were no other forms of religiosity.
The citizens of Quinta Velha use the TV and radio signals from Natal. All territories are covered by an internet signal. The newspaper "chronicles of Riachuelo" is the official printed media with the greatest circulation in the territories of the Kingdom.