Lüttenbühl

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Lüttenbühl
Flag of Lüttenbühl
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Country Ebenthal
Settled1981
Principality30 December 2019
Province19 November 2021
CapitalLüttenbühl
Government
 • TypeDevolved government
 • PresidentFelipe Saint
 • CouncillorsWellington Muniz
The Count of Allesgüt
Area
 • Total0.5 km2 (0.2 sq mi)
Population
(2021)
 • Total5 (permanent)
Demonym(s)Lüttenbühler; Bühler

Lüttenbühl, officialy the Province of Lüttenbühl (Portuguese: Província de Lüttenbühl), formerly known as the Principality of Alvorada is the one of the three provinces and seven federative units of the Kingdom of Ebenthal. Lanlocked by the Brazilian city of Saquarema, it is the country's smallest and less populated federative unit, with a total of 5 inhabitants. The province is governed as a devolved government through an elected President, being the first province to ever hold election for this office. With only one homonymous municipality, Lüttenbühl is a city-state. Lüttenbühl is represented at the House of Councillors by two elected Councillors.

Lüttenbühl's history pre-dates its micronational existence, as the territory had been inhabited by Tupi indians for centuries and subsequently by the Portuguese settlers who founded in the lands comprising modern-day Lüttenbühl the freguesia of Saquarema, as part of the larger region of Araruama within Colonial Brazil. With Brazilian independence Saquarema ultimately became a municipality and a tourism destination for Rio de Janeiro inhabitants who built beach houses in the town. In 1981 Mr. Carlos Manoel dos Santos built its own beach house in Saquarema, which was inherited by his son, Reinaldo Monteiro dos Santos, King Arthur II's stepfather, in 2018. In 2019, upon assuming the Ebenthali throne, as heir to the lands of Lüttenbühl, Arthur annexed the beach house property into the Kingdom of Ebenthal as the autonomous Principality of Alvorada. From the beggining, the principality lacked internal political activity, although it contributed to the national politics through its representatives in the parliament. Recognizing the fait acomplii, in 2021 the Luso-Germanic Cultural Commission, under parliamentary approval and royal assent, abolished Alvoradas's monarchy, subsequently turning the principality into a province under federal control, abolished the city of Icarus, and renamed the city of Abyssi to Lyns and then to Lüttenbühl, merging its government to the provincial government and thus creating a city-state.

Lüttenbühl's territory consists of a large house and a small two-store building, as well as a vast garden and a swimming pool. Despite being the smallest and least inhabited province, Lüttenbühl is Ebenthal's biggest tourist destination, mainly among the population of Altenburg, Altentupiland and Belmonte thanks to the tropical climate and the province's proximity to the sea and the Saquarema lagoon, which have direct access. Consequently, tourism is the province's main source of income, but also handicrafts.

Etimology

The name "Lüttenbühl" is a literal translation of "Little Hill" in German and is created from the junction of German toponyms "Lütten" and "Bühl", although the use of toponyms is not grammatically correct as they are both suffixes. The name was introduced by the Luso-Germanic Cultural Commission at the request of President Felipe Saint, upon his election, for aesthetic reasons, in substitution to the province's former name os "Lyns", which itself replaced the province's historic formal name of "Principality of Alvorada".

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