Lyns

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Lyns
Flag of Lyns
Flag
Country Ebenthal
Settled1981 (as property of the Santos family)
Principality30 December 2019
Province19 November 2021
CapitalLyns
Government
 • TypeTerritory under Federal administation
 • King's CommissionerReinaldo Monteiro ans Francisco Rato
Population
 • Total5 (permanent)
Demonym(s)Lyn

Lyns, officialy the Province of Lyns (Portuguese: Província de Lyns), 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 directly ruled by the federal government through an appointed King's Comissioner, who is currently the former reigning Prince of Alvorada, Reinaldo (I) Monteiro, King Arthur II of Ebenthal's stepfather, alongside his advisor Francisco Rato, who run the day-to-day affairs. With only one homonymous municipality, the province of Lyns is a city-state (simultaneously a province and a city). Lyns is represented at the House of Councillors by two elected Councillors.

Lyns'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 Lyns the freguesia of Saquarema, as part of the larger region of Araruama within Colonial Brazil. With Brazilian independence Saquarama 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 Lyns, 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 Comission, 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, merging its government to the provincial government and thus creating a city-state.

Lyns' territory consists of a large house and a small two-story building, as well as a vast garden and a swimming pool. Despite being the smallest and least inhabited province, Lyns is Ebenthal's biggest tourist destination, mainly among the population of Gillisburgh, 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 Lyns is both a corrupt form of the Austrian city of Linz and to the Rio de Janeiro's neighbourhood Lins de Vasconcelos, where the province's former princely family has its origins. The name was introduced by the Luso-Germanic Cultural Commission for aesthetic reasons in substitution to the province's former name as a principality, Alvorada, which had also been adopted out of aesthetic taste.

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