Principality of Conotopy

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Principality of Conotopy (eng)
Князівство Конотоп (ukr)
Knäzïwstvo Konotop (ukr-lat)

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Flag
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National emblem

Motto
Orthodoxy, unity, force (eng)
Православ'я, єдність, сила (ukr)
Pravoslavja, jednïsty, sıla (ukr-lat)

Anthem
My Motherland (eng)
Моя Батьківщина (ukr)
Moja Batykïwšına (ukr-lat)

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Capital city Flag of the city of Conotopy.png Conotopy
Largest city Flag of the city of Conotopy.png Conotopy
Official language(s) Ukrainian
Demonym Conotopish
Government Constitutional Monarchy
- Prince of Conotopy Elias I (Ïllä Jandowsykıj)
Legislature National Council
Established 25 June 2013
Area claimed 2991.41 sq. km
Population 6 official; ~185000 Ukrainian residents on this territory
Currency Conotopish hryvnia (KNH)
Time zone UTC+3:00
National animal Aurochs

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.

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.

Geography

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.

Demography and political division

Map of the Principality of Conotopy in Ukrainian

Demography

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 person.

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.

Political Division

Main parts of political division of the Principality of Conotopy are cantons. There are 5 cantons in the Principality of Conotopy:

  • New Flag of Conotopish Canton.png Conotopish Canton, capital city Conotopy
  • New Flag of Yevdokiyiv Canton.png Yevdokiyiv Canton, capital city Yevdokiiv
  • New Flag of Krolevets Canton.png Krolevets Canton, capital city Krolevets
  • New Flag of Vereshiv Canton.png Vereshiv Canton, capital city Vereshiv
  • New Flag of Sambir Canton.png Sambir Canton, 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, Yevdokiyiv, Krolevets, Vereshiv and Sambir).

Political system

Standard of the Prince of Conotopy

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.

Military

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:

  • Flag of Conotopish Air Force.png Air Force
  • Flag of Conotopish Airborne Force.png Airborne Force
  • Flag of Conotopish Border Force.png Border Force
  • Flag of Conotopish Ground Force.png Ground Force
  • Flag of Conotopish Missile and Artillery Force.png Missile and Artillery Force

National symbols

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.