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Principality of Conotopy
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| Principality of Conotopy (eng)|
Князівство Конотоп (ukr)
Knäzïwstvo Konotop (ukr-lat)
Orthodoxy, Unity, Force (eng)
Православ'я, Єдність, Сила (ukr)
Pravoslavja, Jednïsty, Sıla (ukr-lat)
My Motherland (eng)
Моя Батьківщина (ukr)
Moja Batykïwßına (ukr-lat)
|- Prince of Conotopy||Elias I (Ïllä Jandowsykıj)|
|Established||25 June 2013|
|Area claimed||3054 sq. km|
|Population||6 official; ~185000 Ukrainian residents on this territory|
|Currency||Conotopish hryvnia (KNH)|
The Principality of Conotopy (Ukrainian: Князівство Конотоп; Ukrainian Latin: Knäzïwstvo Konotop) is the first micronation of Ukraine. It is located in Conotopy and Krolevets raions of Sumy oblast of Ukraine.
The Principality was founded in March 2016. The Constitution of the Principality of Conotopy was signed in the late 2016.
Principality of Conotopy is situated in Sumy oblast of Ukraine, Conotopy and Krolevets raions. The river Seym, which is the biggest river of the state, flows through the territory of the Principality of Conotopy. The capital city Conotopy is situated on the man-made river Rhena. There are no mountains in Conotopy.
History and growth
Konotopish European Republic was founded in 2013. It was an indeterminate political organization without a constitution. After that, state's leader Ïllä Jandowsykıj proclaimed himself president-chancellor.
During winter of 2014, Ïllä Jandowsykıj created the Coat of Arms, the National Flag and composed the National Anthem of the Konotopish European Republic. He also established a parliament of the Konotopish European Republic whose name was the National Council.
In July 2014, the National Constitution was signed by the president-chancellor of the Konotopish European Republic, Ïllä Jandowsykıj.
In March 2016, the president-chancellor Ïllä Jandowsykıj turned the Konotopish European Republic into the Principality of Conotopy. A new constitution was signed in the end of the year.
The official population of the Principality of Conotopy is 6 people. The official population are native Ukrainians. It consists of five members of the royal family and one other citizen.
The population of the Principality of Conotopy consists of Ukrainians, Russians, Jews, and Belarusians. The national language of the Principality of Conotopy is Ukrainian. Nowadays the population of the region is approximately 185 000 people.
The Principality of Conotopy is a unitary state. Canonical Orthodoxy is the state religion of the Principality. National Council is supreme legislative power. The Assembly of Ministers is the supreme executive power.
Although the Prince of Conotopy is a limited Monarch whose powers are granted under the Constitution of the Principality of Conotopy, he combines legislative, executive, and judicial functions. The Prince is also the prime minister, and presides over the Assembly of Ministers of the Principality of Conotopy. The Constitution of the Principality of Conotopy forms the basis of the country's legislation.
Main parts of political division of the Principality of Conotopy are cantons. There are 5 cantons in the Principality of Conotopy:
- Canton of Conotopy, capital city Conotopy
- Canton of Eudokia, capital city Saint Eudokia
- Canton of Princeborough, capital city Princeborough
- Canton of Bershea, capital city Bershea
- Canton of Sambir, capital city Sambir
The other parts of political division in the Principality of Conotopy are cities and villages. There are five cities in the Principality of Conotopy (Conotopy, Saint Eudokia, Princeborough, Bershea and Sambir).
The Army of the Principality of Conotopy (Ukrainian: Військо Князівства Конотоп; Ukrainian Latin: Vïjsyko Knäzïwstva Konotop) is the military of the Principality of Conotopy. It is the principal deterrent force against any aggression that could be shown against the sovereign state of the Principality of Conotopy. All military and security forces, including the Army of the Principality of Conotopy are under the command of the Prince of Conotopy.
The Army of the Principality of Conotopy is composed of:
There are three official symbols of the Principality of Conotopy: Natonal Flag, National Coat of Arms and National Anthem.
The National Flag of the Principality of Conotopy represents sixteen rays of blue and yellow colours by rotation.
The National Coat of Arms of the Principality of Conotopy is the other official symbol, featuring a red cross with a trident inside. Each foot of the cross has an exact white cross inside, and four exact black crosses are between the feet of the main cross. The composition is encircled by a red wreath. A Greek Orthodox cross is located between the wreath, featuring two „K“ letters on the sides.
„My Motherland“ is the National Anthem of the Principality of Conotopy.